Someday I'd love to meet the shining light in Washington that thinks we're all too stupid to turn off our own irons.
Normally, I don't get political here. But this one hits home, baby. As I'm pressing, my iron [every iron I've bought that has auto-shut-off] decides I don't know what I'm doing and capriciously turns off. So I SLAM it on the table, because shaking it doesn't wake it up. Naturally, that's not good for an electrical appliance, but it guarantees I'll have to buy a new one every few months - cha-ching into the manufacturer's pockets. Can you tell this angers me?
I put this right up there with smart meters. Which we've already refused, by the way. Along with every other thing that someone [usually someone who has stock in the company, or a vested interest somehow] decides is good for me, taking away my own free choice in the matter. Did you know that Michael Chertoff [former head of Homeland Security] made piles of money from those intrusive body scanners at the airport? Does THAT make you feel safer?
I'm going to go find some thrift stores and see if I can get an old iron that won't tell me what I'm doing. And then I'm going to put on I Love Lucy and pretend it's current. And hopefully get over it.
So how's YOUR day going? Got any good jokes to lighten my mood??? And btw, thank you for indulging me, I promise it won't happen often.....