A Non-Stick Pan

Yesterday, my girlfriend and I were watching Love Without Borders (Don’t judge me. I love a good train wreck–I watched every episode of Taipei Diaries) and we were remarking about the different characters–sorry, real people. I guess I have my suspicions about “reality TV” and whether or not it is “real”. I tend to think of everyone as characters or caricatures.

I digress.

We were discussing the personalities on the show and she called one of them “a non-stick pan.” I wish I could have taken a picture of my face at that particular moment. It would have made for a good explanation of bewilderment or at the very least confusion. I couldn’t work it out. I had to pause the show and get an explanation.

Rather than explain it to you, I am going to put it out for you to guess what she meant. While most of you do not know my girlfriend, you might still be able to intuit what she meant. I am curious.

Please let me know by commenting below. Despite asking for your names and other information, you can just leave those boxes blank if you wish. I really want a lot of comments. Please feel free to share with any of your social media friends. It wasn’t obvious to me, thought it was quite clear to my girlfriend.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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9 Responses to A Non-Stick Pan

  1. Dawn says:

    My guess is that the character has thick skin and nothing bothers them, criticism/insults fall off like a non stick pan. Another great blog, Anthony!

  2. Kristin says:

    I was going to say the same as Dawn!

    It could also refer to someone who kind of repels people or who exhibits characteristics that discourage platonic or romantic attachments.

  3. niall says:

    In Ireland it would most likely be a comment on their intelligence or lack of but to be honest I don’t have a clue either and I’m interested to see the true answer šŸ™‚

  4. Patrick says:

    my guess may well be informed by politics, cf. teflon-so-and-so, and I take it – out of context since I don’t know the show – she meant the character can do whatever with impunity and never suffers any consequences?

    • niall says:

      We had a Taoiseach (Prime Minister) a number of years ago that was nicknamed The Teflon Taoiseach as no matter the dirt nothing would stick and he would get away with it.

  5. Denise says:

    Did she meaning that this person changes his / her opinion quickly depending whatever is more favorable at the moment, like a flag in the wind?

  6. Denise says:

    Did she meaning that this person changes his / her opinion quickly depending whatever is more favorable at the moment, like a flag in the wind?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Non-stick pan – Like a Teflon pan, nothing sticks to ’em … others’ complaints, problems and particularly consequences of one’s own bad actions & wrongdoings roll right off. They never have to face the music because problems don’t stick.

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