His Nibs and I generally live in a state of mutual respect and harmony. Marital bliss becomes mutual derision when it comes to boiled eggs. The source of conflict? How to gain access to the tasty inner of the ovoid.
Now I don’t want to be biased – so lets call these two methods Method A and Method B and describe them objectively.
Right, Method A involves a spoon. You repeatedly bash the top quarter of the shell of the egg so that its thoroughly mangled. Then with your blunt spoon (blunt, of course, because its a spoon and not a knife) you try and lever off the shell smithereens. This may well involve also lifting off some white and may have to involve considerable use of fingers. The process takes around 30 seconds. At the end of this you then chop into the naked dome of egg with your spoon, leaving bits of shell in fiddly fragments to get everywhere. You may not be able to justify any of this.
Method B: with a knife chop off the top of the egg and scoop out any contents with your spoon. Takes about 6 seconds. No bits or use of fingers and the yolk is less likely to have gone solid cooking in its own heat as you faff about.