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March 15th, 2010

Your Unreasonable Fear

We all do stupid things because of some irrational fear that we have. Or, I sure hope we do because I’m going to share one of mine with you and I hope you’ll do the same.

Before leaving on a trip of longer than a day, I tend to get paranoid about making sure things the house are turned off. I’ll make sure the burners on the stove are off, that the heat is turned off (or turned low enough to only come on if it gets really, really cold), and that the computer is shut down. But the really paranoid part kicks in with the toast. For some reason, I have to unplug the toaster. Apparently, my subconscious thinks that the coffee machine is going to walk over to the toaster while we’re gone and turn it on. Maybe the coffee machine will also decide to burn a piece of toast. And you know, that could cause a fire. All because the stupid coffee machine had to have a piece of toast, but it’s just a coffee machine, so it doesn’t know the proper procedure for making toast!

I am pleased to say, though, that my paranoid has paid off: never has our toaster spontaneously turned itself on and burned the house down while we’re on vacation.

Posted in Everyday Life

jk March 16, 2010, 9:30 pm

I unplug the toaster every single day after breakfast. I always have done that! Now if only I could train it to sweep up crumbs, I might let it plugged in now and then.

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