I like cooking – and I LOVE eating – and as such have the great majority of my meals at home. To that end, I have a few kitchen conveniences: a blender, a food processor attachment for said blender, a single serve blender, a rice cooker, an electric mini chopper, a coffee maker, an electric coffee grinder, a toaster oven, a microwave, a bigger toaster oven, an unused slow cooker (I’ve been slow to figure its best uses), and a peg-legged electric skillet. I think that’s everybody.
I also like Amazon a lot. It is easy to hop online and become entranced by all the lovely things for sale. Don’t worry – I do more looking than buying. Now I knew already that a gadget that exclusively boils water existed. Such appliances have been around a long time, before Amazon existed. But I’d never had one and shopping Amazon got me to thinking wouldn’t that be a nice thing to have in winter? Hot tea? Hot cocoa? Boom! Done!
Then I remembered something. Something I knew and had forgotten. The coffee maker boils water. Duh! Right. Coffee. Boiling water. A winter or two ago this novel idea had occurred to me but I had forgotten. All you have to do is leave the coffee grinds out. This winter, however, after I remembered I wasn’t taking any chances.
Silly as it seems my little sign worked. I boiled water for hot tea or hot cocoa. I didn’t need a hot water dispenser. I had one. It’s so literal but sometimes my mind needs very clear instructions. I could probably take my little note down now but I kind of like it. And I might forget between now and next winter. It also makes me think of other signs for the kitchen appliances:
I keep things cold!
I nuke food!
I keep your food from rotting!
I make the noise equivalent to a pneumatic jackhammer while blending frozen drinks!
I cook everything at 350° no matter what you set my dial to!
I was salvaged from the curb and have two homemade peg legs made from screws but I still cook pancakes like a champ!
I’m an elderly kitchen appliance over 20 years old and am probably made of the plastic that’ll put you in an early grave but I still chop tiny amounts of food and am really cute!
I never get used but you keep promising you liar!