Thursday, 18 April 2013

You Were Given a Second Chance ......

 
 
When you stopped working and I burnt my meal I was cross. 
 
When you started again I was relieved ... I don't like to throw things away.  A week later you did it again, in a hissy fit of anger I threw you stuck at 30 minutes to go in the bin, later while we ate our burnt slightly overdone tea and watched the news relaxing in the living room, a muffled ringing came from the bin in the kitchen.
 
It made us smile, so yet again you were reprieved.
 
 
 
But when I have to eat hard boiled eggs out of my egg cups for breakfast you have pushed your luck just once too often.
 
I'm shopping for a new timer next time I'm out.
 
Sue xx

12 comments:

  1. No EGGScuse for that anymore! Hee hee

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  2. I would love them to make a timer that is 3 or 4 in a row so when you have lots of pans going all at once you know what is going on. I saw one once and it was super expensive.

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  3. I have one that hangs round my neck, like a soap on a rope, that way I never miss it, I am invariably as far away from the kitchen as I can when it goes off.

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  4. Get me one when you're at it

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  5. I have two from Poundland and they are just as good (or bad) as the ones from Lakeland. Fact is, they don't stand up to a lot of use so, much as it pains me to throw them out periodically, it's best to regard them as replaceable on a regular basis

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  6. These things are sent to try us Sue. And they sure do. Funny though... :)

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  7. Why not try the old-fashioned egg timer, coloured sand in a miniature hour-glass? Just about fool-proof?

    I know they only time 3 minutes though.

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  8. We "googled" timer and there it was. Have to have the computer on of course. Or what about the mobile phone? We regularly use the mobile to remind us when emptying the water tank into the dam. Joy

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  9. Had a good laugh over this, because I have one that has had a very similar toss-reprieve existence. I haven't used it in over a decade, but it's been sitting on a top shelf in a cupboard, because I hate throwing things away. Your post has encouraged me to bring it down, will give it a few tests against the digital timer, and if it messes up even once...OUT it goes! :)

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  10. Like you, I hate to toss something and buy new. But it happens. I had the same problem with toasters. At my old house I bought cheap toasters which lasted a couple of years. After 2 burnt offerings in a row, the neighbors where likely to see a smoking appliance go flying out the back door and crash into a nearby maple tree trunk. I was there for 22 years. There were probably a lot of bits and pieces under that tree when I left. I have a much better toaster here at the new house. Good thing. The trees are much further away from the kitchen door. LOL

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  11. I have one of these Sue http://www.poundland.co.uk/product-range/a-z/kitchen-corner-colour-changing-egg-timer/ they're brilliant for your eggs. If my teenager daughter can cook perfect eggs with it anyone can, and it comes from Poundland!

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