I have your typical small appliances, microwave, toaster, mixer, espresso machine. Some spend their days on the counter (a huge peeve of mine, by the way) and some stay nicely hidden away in the cupboards. The toaster sits out on the counter. I'm not sure why. It is not like we use it all that often. Maybe, that is the problem. Maybe, it feels neglected. Maybe, it feels like though it has earned a place of honor on the counter top that if it doesn't work hard enough it will be relegated to the cupboard. Why do I think it has motives beyond toasting bread? Because, it burns the bread, every.single.time!
Conversation with JR this am:
Me: I think the toaster is over-compensating.
Me: You know, it doesn't get much use. It's sort of ignored. We set stuff on top of it when we run out of counter space.
JR: What does all that have to do with over-compensating?
Me: It always burns the toast. Hence, it's over-compensating. It probably says to itself; "Oh my Gawd! She put bread in me. Okay, no pressure but I'm going to have to toast this bread like it's no tomorrow. So well that she never thinks to relegate me to the cupboard where I'll never see the light of day." See over-compensating.
JR: Wasn't there a anxiety ridden toaster in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
Me: I don't think so. Are you thinking of the bunch of petunias?
JR: No. I'm sure there was a toaster.
Me: I don't remember but if you say so.
JR: What are you going to do about the toaster?
Me: I'm thinking about having a stern come to Jesus talk with it.
JR: Could you include the microwave because that bitch is just as bad.