Out with the old, in with the why did we need new?

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As reported, I was gifted with kitchen appliances this Christmas.

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Though we didn’t need new…

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These perfectly functioning (not really) old machines are now destined for donation.

Though I’ve repeatedly (you’d think 38 years of repetition would be enough) told my husband appliances are not a desired gift, I receive them on a regular basis.

And because my spouse loves to buy overpriced gadgets that savvy saleswomen tell him will change our lives…. this year there was a deluxe Breville microwave with self closing door. ( That I keep slamming shut out of habit and will probably break.)

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I never cook in a microwave, just reheat… so this was a tad over the top.

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But won’t that shiny stainless steel interior be fun to keep clean?

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And then?

There was the toaster to end all toasters.

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We be fancy now.

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37 thoughts on “Out with the old, in with the why did we need new?”

    1. It’s so weird because I had to pry his old dead iPhone 5 out of his hands a few months ago. He cursed a blue streak that he had to buy a new one. He’s not a techie and could care less about new phones and computers.. but a lever less toaster? That he’s all over.
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  1. One little wire in that leverless toaster short circuits and it’s back to making toast in your shiny new microwave. Have we learned nothing from what computer gadgetry has done to the lifespan of our cars?

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  2. Just saying, but I have never bought an appliance as a gift. A thoroughbred race horse, yes, but an appliance never! To begin, when a new appliance is needed, they are seldom needed at birthdays or xmas. Next, we go appliance shopping together. While I know how to use them, I have never been an expert on which appliance is best for us. Gail is an expert on appliances, and other household items. I am oblivious to what is the best for our needs. Besides, appliances come out of our shared bank account. That’s not used for gifts, but necessities.
    As far as the race horse goes, best gift ever! 2023 will mark the 20th anniversary of the purchase, and Gail, and I, still love her. Her name is Halory Clanton (a name we are not responsible for, but you can guess all the bad jokes we have heard over the years.) And yes she is a gift that keeps on having to be paid for, first training fees until she retired, and then stalling fees and breeding costs and vet bills. But she gave us 8 thrilling victories and many close 2nds and 3rds, and one cannot believe the thrill in watching your horse barrelling down the stretch fighting for the lead. Winning helps, but it is the running that gets the blood boiling.
    And since she has retired she has still given us ecstacy and tragedy — two beautiful daughters, and two colts who died before living a full month. These are returns an appliance, or jewelry can never give.
    Halory is a full-fledged member of our family, and will be till she dies. The same for her surviving children. We may not have any human children, but we have equine children and now grandchildren just the same. Of course, we have feline children too, who keep us entertained in the house. But Halory gave us joys we could never otherwise have known.
    Again, just saying.

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  3. That toaster must have cost a pretty penny, but at least, if you’ve got money to burn, now you can just put it in the toaster — which should have a setting for that purpose, given how much it probably costs.

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