At first, I thought it was some special gadget for breaking up sauce muck. (Sauce muck is that thick ring of stuff you get around the top of bottles of barbecue sauce and A-1 sauce and that sort of thing.) But upon closer inspection, I found that it was actually a two part deal. The part I thought was the sauce muck scraper was actually a sort of pull handle:
So then I was really perplexed. Once I pulled the muck scraper out, I realized I had been looking at it upside down. Because now it looked sort of like a cork. But it was inside that other thing. So I wondered: Is this an overly complicated wine cork with a spout? And if so, WHY? Wine bottles pour just fine on their own, so why would I need a metal spout thing? Then I thought maybe it was for olive oil. But my olive oil bottles pour just fine own their own, just like wine bottles. I couldn't think of anything else that might need a cork with a metal spout.
And then I moved on to wondering where it came from and why I had no memory of it. Is it something I brought over from Mom's house last summer? Was it something that came in a gift set from one of my husband's vendors? Did it miraculously appear, placed by that sprite of household oddities? My Sweetie thought maybe it was something you jab (at the spouty end) into a large citrus fruit and then turn it around for pouring. First of all, that would not work very well, and even if it did, why would you need to cork it afterward?
So does anyone know what this is? I thought maybe someone could answer that question because I'm pretty sure no one could tell me how it ended up in my drawer. If I never find out, that's okay too, because I can always use it as a sauce muck scraper.