"Okay." Karl said. He went back to the refrigerator and took out the lettuce and some of the other vegetables. He looked in the door and saw several dozen eggs there. "There are eggs," he said.
"Great," Locke replied.
"I don't think they're hard boiled though." He didn't think people boiled eggs and then put them back in the carton. These were all in holders that were the equivalent to egg cartons. He took a few out and turned them around in his hand. They seemed raw to him.
"I wouldn't expect them to necessarily be boiled," Locke said. In fact, he'd be rather surprised if they already were. "But that's no big deal. We can actually boil them in the water after the potatoes are done."
"Okay," Karl replied. He would also be okay with forgetting the eggs entirely.
He closed the refrigerator. "Would that work?" he asked. "Won't the eggs be too hot if we cook them now?" He thought eggs needed to be chilled to be used in a salad. Especially one with a mayonnaise based dressing. (Thinking about that made him wonder about the potatoes as well. Warm potato salad didn't sound very appealing to him.)