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A Necessary Evil

Sue me, we can afford a brand new Refrigerator. Yes, I know that many people the world over cannot, and my heart aches for them having to eat warm food, or no food at all. But still, our old one was almost 30, which is a great age for a person but a bad age for an appliance. For example, it froze our fresh vegetables, celery and cucumbers taking it the hardest, even when we turned the dial to the lowest setting. There were other things, but too boring to go into. Let's just say it was time for it to go, and keeping it would not help any of those people without refrigerators one bit.

We went shopping for one a few weeks ago and were surprised to see how far refrigerators have come. Many of them are quite beautiful, very streamlined and fancy-shmancy with special features I can't remember now but found impressive at the time. We couldn't get one of those because none of them would fit into our existing refrigerator space, and it seemed outrageous to completely renovate our kitchen just to get a nice fridge. So we got the only one that would fit, and there it is in my kitchen now, having arrived earlier this morning.

I hate it. It's huge, but not in a good way, like the Goodyear Blimp. It's clunky and graceless with two doors that puff out, and the handles are way too big, and the ice-maker doesn't even work because the water line broke when the installers were getting the old one out, so now we need a plumber to come and fix it. If you keep the door to the fridge open too long, like I did when I was putting the food from the old one into it, it beeps annoyingly like your car telling you to put on your seatbelt. And it also makes a horrible noise like every fifteen minutes that sounds like a broken alarm clock. I hope I get used to that. Still, I know it means well and will likely become a congenial member of the family, given enough time.

Like I do with most bad experiences, I'll view this as a weight-loss opportunity since right now I don't even want to look at the thing. Naturally I'll steer clear of the kitchen and hopefully drop a few pounds. Honestly, more like ten, since we just returned from a vacation where we had gelato almost every day and when I got on the scale this morning, it laughed.

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A Necessary Evil


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