Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stupid Questions

What a day yesterday was!

When the hubby leaves it is almost guaranteed that something will break or go wrong in the house and yesterday was no exception. After missing his morning flight we finally got him off to the airport for an early afternoon flight to his conference. We grabbed some lunch, came home and then I put Snuggle Bug down for a nap so I could get some cleaning done. When I got her up and started getting her snack ready I realized that her milk wasn’t cold. Then I realized that the fridge wasn’t cold. Yes, that’s right, my refrigerator had stopped working. I have no idea when it went dead on me but it must have been sometime in the morning because everything in my freezer was thawed out almost completely. It was still cold so I did the first thing I could think of….cook it. I spent my entire afternoon and evening cooking two small chickens, chicken breasts, frozen veggies….anything that was usable.

On the plus side, I did get this outta of the deal. It was pretty tasty too.

I checked the breaker box and that was still fine. We had power to the house so that wasn’t an issue. So I plugged it into the outlet above the one it was in and presto it started working again. So the first time I call maintenance they tell me they can’t be out till Wednesday since the fridge is working again. Great. So the hubby calls them in between flights and guess what? They tell him they can be out in a few hours. Who knew a man’s voice could get so much done? Well they came out and treated me like an idiot. “Well, ma’am, you know you can plug the fridge into any outlet, not just this one.” Or, my personal favorite, “Are you sure you didn’t just lose power to the house for a while and just didn’t know it?” Yes. That must be it. I must be a complete total dumbfuck. Excuse the language but, in this case, I think it is warranted. I really dislike being treated like an idiot purely because I’m a woman.

So, long story short, my fridge died, my food went bad, maintenance sucks, but the fridge is working again (for now) and that’s what matters.
Hopefully today is a much better day.


  1. I can't believe they asked you about the power being out as if you wouldn't know it!!

  2. Sadly, I can believe it - there are A LOT of stupid people out there. It is annoying and I totally agree with you... but they probably get called out on repairs to an 'unplugged' appliance at least 3 times a week. lol.