‘What is wrong,’ I wondered? I go downstairs to feed the animals, which must be done quickly or the cat will start the Air Raid alarms. The can of cat food is in the fridge and I open the door to a blast of heat and no light! Uh oh, this is not right!
The cat, unfazed, says: “Hurry, I don’t have much longer!”
Well, it has been 16 years and the man at the store said “You are lucky because they are only designed to last 10 years.”
I said, “Wow, because I had to move everything to my garage ‘beer fridge’ which has been running for 26 years.”
He said, “Yep, they don’t make ’em like that anymore!”
I told him that is the same thing my furnace guy said to me this winter when my furnace went out this winter. I asked him how come there are people out there with furnaces that have lasted 50 years and he said, “Yep, they don’t make ’em like that anymore!”
I also noted that there are cars still on the road from the early 1900s and he said, “Oh, well those are cars!”
I felt defeated. I think we should ask the whistleblowers in this country to forget about the NSA and try to find the people responsible for lowering the life expectancy of all our expensive-to-replace stuff! It is a plot! I had my friends the Lowendehales, Russrevs and the Ironcrows over for the first Monday Night Football game and we had warm soda and cold beer to offer them; they were kind enough to take home all my perishables which could not fit in the beer fridge because we did not enough space due to all the beer. I have my priorities!
It is strange how many things that are in our refrigerators that we didn’t know were there. We found some Maalox with a 2009 expiration date on it. “Maalox?” I said to Paula. She said, “It’s good cold!”
I said, “Well, cold and old!”
Paula threw away some other food stuff that wasn’t recognizable anymore, among a lot of things that are bad for you, and she is determined to stock the new fridge with only healthy food. I am behind Paula 100 percent!
I know in the end I will get my beer fridge back!
Remember my Foodie Friends, “Life Happens in the Kitchen”
Take care, John and Paula