Help! I am having a Household Appliance Crisis!
The week before last, after a series of Serious Life-Threatening Illnesses, and in light of the absence of suitable transplant donors, my Vacuum Cleaner finally gave up the ghost.
Last Friday, it was the turn of my Microwave Oven, which had not been in the best of health for some time, but whose condition had not previously been considered life-threatening.
Since they say Troubles come in threes, I was wondering what would be next. This morning, on my return from a series of medical tests for which I was required to fast for 12 hours beforehand, and feeling desperate for a cup of coffee, I had my answer. I found my Electric Kettle, which, until yesterday, had been in (almost) perfect health, devoid of Vital Signs. After a thorough examination, resuscitation was attempted but the Patient failed to respond to treatment and I was forced to confirm its decease.
And I won’t even go into the Mysterious Disappearance of the Potato Peeler…..