Sunday, November 25, 2007

Let the Refrigerator Do the Nagging.... So I Don't Have To!

Let me preface this by saying that, (1) I love my husband unconditionally and, (2) even when he leaves doors and drawers partly open. Oh, I should also mention that he is aware I am writing about this. He says he deserves it. How can I get mad at that? Well, it still won't stop me from being picayunish about one of his little peccadilloes, that of leaving doors and drawers partly open. Being the persnickety person that I am, these gaping storage spaces really bugged me. My reactions ranged from subtle shutting to serious slamming. (That's pretty much how my temper goes, in degrees.)

Making this move meant leaving a refrigerator behind in the Arizona house and buying a new one here. Well, it is the fridge of our dreams! Roomy, easy to organize, and a NAG! The surprise feature is that it sounds an alarm --- three very annoying, very high-pitched beeps ---when the doors are left open too long without activity! Ok, so that isn't part of my husband's idea of a dream fridge. Hearing him sassing back to the fridge saying things like "I know, I know", or "just a minute", or "yeah, yeah" makes me chuckle. That is except for the time he got up in the middle of the night for a glass of milk and I awoke to beep-beep-beep!

Thank you, Kenmore, for a refrigerator that doubles as a behavior-modifier. Doors and drawers are now consistently closed and peace reigns in the kitchen. And thanks to my husband for a great temperament. Of course if he wants to get back at me, well, he can get his own blog!

1 comment:

vicki said...

That is a great frig you have. I loved the story. Hope all is well with you. Miss you. Vicki