My enjoyment of this was mostly ruined by the fact that I already knew the ending, and also that I felt I've seen adaptations that were more emotionally impactful, (Mickey and Minnie's version being one of them.) I normally wouldn't be able to connect to a short story in the first place, but I thought the tone and language used pushed me away even further. What exactly was the meaning of the pork chops? (I feel like if I read this in a Literature class the pork chops would mean something ... I'd probably have to write a paper on "The Importance of the Hot Pan and the Chops ...)I think the message of the story is both beautiful and a bit heart-breaking, but surprisingly I found this original tale and the characters to be quite cold and empty. I don't want to discourage anyone from trying this one out, since it's very short, but perhaps, watch Mickey and Minnie's version after and see if you agree with me.