Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Once again we sally forth! ~
A few days ago our electric kettle gave up the ghost. Like as if there hasn’t been enough on the plate lately, I could gag!
(An Englishman’s got to have a cup of tea you know!)
Believe me when you’ve boiled water in a pot on the stove a few times you know when it’s time to draw the line!
Yesterday I was at the doctors for a prescription. The office is adjacent to the mall so we called in Walmart and picked up a new kettle. We got home with our new prize and the wife, all smiles went through the procedure to get it ready for use.
The kettle was a very nice design and purred beautifully the first two times we used it. However, the third time Elizabeth went to make tea the kettle was so noisy! The wife just flipped and was not too pleased I can tell you. To cut a long story we had to take it back for an exchange; that alone would satisfy the good woman, of course I could but not resist with the old ‘but what if?’ She assured me if the next one was noisy then she would accept that they were all that way.
Today we had to go out and take care of some business for the wife. Besides that she wanted to call in and pick out some material to make a dress, so what better time than to take care of the offending kettle!
Mission accomplished, we arrive home with the new replacement kettle! There is no need to go further with this account. ~ You know the ending!
Well I just had to know for sure, came the wife’s last comment on the subject. I smiled. ~ I know and love my wife. ~
We were just finishing off after supper when Elizabeth suddenly said, I used a different name you know! ~ What? My mind was elsewhere and the business of the kettle were long gone in my book. Well they do ask for a name when you return things she said. I looked at her quizzically, and said why not use your own name? well I didn’t want to do that because I don’t want them to think I’m always returning stuff! Came her reply. Raising an eyebrow I said, how the heck would they even remember you from all the thousands of other customers! ~
~ Silence, and that sweet look! ~