Joe taught me a little trick right after we were married.
(Get your mind out of the gutter people!)
He showed me that the way to tell if your spaghetti noodles were done cooking was to gently throw one against the wall. (Have you heard of this method?)
If it falls off, the noodles need more time to cook.
If it sticks, the noodles are ready to drain and eat.
Guess who else he taught this little technique to.