Senseless Sunday Sarcasm : refrigerators
Shopping for refrigerators is a lot like trying to find a nursing home. It’s not fun, nothing is a good fit, and you’re left paying for something you never wanted in the first place.
My present fridge lasted all of 5 years. It died around the same time as the world’s sweetest (7-year-old) puppy dog.
The last thing I wanted to think about was, “What am I supposed to do with 50 pounds of spoiling food?”
Five dogs were at the receiving end of a feast as 1.2 cup containers (aka two months worth of lunches for work) were unscrewed and the contents dumped into a giant mixing bowl.
In my case, the contents weren’t all that exotic; tuna casserole, chicken&rice, beef&rice, spaghetti with meat, and something with potatoes in it that I couldn’t recognize.
But dogs care only about one thing:
My parents bought a fridge when I was too young to remember, and replaced it when I was floating in that 20-something Neverland. It was still working and though I can’t remember if this is true or not, I think they gave it away.
If you’re wondering why my fridge lasted only five years, here’s a clue:
Not that I miss watching mom do this for 20 years of my life:
True, it was a useful for the purposes of asking mom,” What is snow?”
She led me to the fridge and said, “Honey, this is as close as I can get to showing you.”
Man, was I surprised to find out that snow was cold.
My BAID (My but alas I digress).
Well, I found the fridge I wanted, spent 10 minutes doing checkout and a message in pink said:
NOT IN STOCK.
So, I looked for another one and went through the mind-numbing tell-us-your-blood-type check out process.
NOT IN STOCK.
A message popped up: PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE.
My review looked something like this:
%(#*#& YOU %(#*$&’S I TRIED TO BUY A FRIDGE AND YOUR $(@&*%& CHECKOUT PROCESS IS so %)#(@#*$^ I can’t even get your %*$&@^’s website to take my credit-card non-money!
They should be able to read between the lines quite well. I could certainly read through theirs:
Cost of fridge: (Somewhere between 0 and, “WAY out of my price range.”)
Cost of 5 year warranty: $528.00
Cost of 10 year warranty: $783.00.
You’re betting that when your fridge dies in
five 10 years it will cost more to replace than to have it refurbished.
Being without a fridge sucks. Sure, it’s a 1st world problem and at least I’m not drinking brown water out of a hole in the desert…
…but habit is a merciless slave owner.
I spent a lot of time doing this…
Believe me when I tell you: Warm, smelly and empty is an appetite killer.
So….one day my
prince fridge will come. When it does, I can stop eating peanut butter sandwiches and canned soup.