A couple of weeks back I was in my office doing work. (When I say office I mean the bedroom that had nothing in it so I threw my desk in there and called it an office.) While doing work my microwave started beeping. I got out of my chair to check it out. On the screen it was flashing 66:66 and it wouldn’t let me stop the sound so I had to unplug it. Ever since then the same thing would happen every so often when I plugged it back in. Sometimes it would stop and then go off hours later, usually it would happen when I was sleeping so it would wake me up and make me go out and unplug it.
Now if it was 6:66 I would be worried that I had an appliance that was possessed by the devil. At that point I would have to promptly move out of my apartment. Whenever the number of the beast shows up you know that your place or residence was probably built on an Indian burial ground or potentially on a gateway to hell. Either way I wouldn’t have stuck around to find out.
Since it didn’t say 6.66 I figured it was just an error and since I didn’t have the instructions anymore I wondered if it was potentially telling me that there was a major problem with the unit. Now this microwave was a really cheap model that I bought at Target when I moved to Buffalo. It is probably time that I upgrade to something that doesn’t struggle to reheat chicken but that would require me to go shopping and actually think about what model I want.
So now I feel like I am rolling the dice every time I use it. I worry that my need for microwave popcorn could end up with a massive explosion in the kitchen. In fact I debated if I should put on my bike helmet to retrieve said bag of popcorn.
Maybe I should go microwave shopping today.
Have you ever had a killer appliance?
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