So I was discussing pancakes and waffles with Jason today (we REALLY have nothing useful to do). He was saying that he hadn't had waffles in a long time, and mentioned that he liked them much better than pancakes. I then brought up the many pitfalls of waffles.
They make me have OCD! Let's go through the process of making a waffle (frozen). 1- get them out of the freezer. 2- Put them in the Toaster. 3- at proper time, remove them from toaster. Simple enough so far, and if so inclined you could eat them now. The remaining steps are a problem.
4- Butter the waffles. You take the butter knife, cut a pat off the stick, and try in vain to spread it. No matter what amount of finesse you use, only the first three squares (at most) will have butter in them. The first two are filled with it. This reminds me of trying to patch holes in the wall with putty, the only difference is that I DON'T want the squares filled with butter. You try desperately to pick the butter out with the tip of the knife, and move it elsewhere, but frustration will set in and you will end up with globs of butter randomly placed on your waffle. You consider using more force, but that will simply ruin your waffle, and not much will be gained from it.
5- Place syrup on the waffle. This wouldn't normally be difficult. On a pancake you center the bottle and squeeze. On a waffle, however, you must fill each and every square with syrup. This takes precious time and is basically a glorified waste of syrup. Not to mention, then you get to eat the waffles which usually ends up being a sticky mess anyway. I suppose that's the same with pancakes though.