Monday, October 20, 2008

The Dumbest Purchase Hubby Ever Made

I was reminded of The Dumbest Purchase Hubby Ever Made tonight at dinner. I prepared dinner and told my son and hubby that it was ready. I was ignored. I sat down alone, with Pepper the dog as my companion. My son was busy on Facebook. Hubby decided he had to go downstairs to the basement to get ice, and he disappeared for 10 minutes. Which leads me to the title of this article.

Last year hubby proudly came home with the dumbest thing I've ever seen. The ice maker in our freezer had broken, and he decided it was too much of a pain to make ice cubes the old fashioned way - by putting water in trays and freezing them. I looked at this giant appliance and said I can't believe you bought that. He was very surprised. He thought I'd be doing somersaults over the thing, saying oh, thank you love, I have been wanting one of these my whole life!

It wasn't bad enough that he bought the thing, but then he felt a need to place it on the counter, where our coffee pot used to reside. Now we are people who can't keep things off of countertops. I analyzed this a few years ago and realized that whenever we don't know what to do with an item, it ends up on our countertop.

This giant appliance that took up such valuable counter space made me crazy. I finally gave him an option - either the ice maker goes, or I go. We compromised. The ice maker went to live in the basement. So every night before dinner, it's a major undertaking for him to take his bag downstairs and fill it with ice.

The ladies at work were very amused when I told them about the ice maker. When I invited them to a party for my son's graduation, they told me they planned to tell hubby that they needed more ice.

Last night I went down the basement to watch Desperate Housewives. I wanted no interruptions. Do you know how loud that
machine is? I had to keep moving the volume up to hear the TV!

Hubby recently told me to leave him out of my blogs. He's not gonna be happy with this post.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who carries these ice makers? I want one!

Sister of Anonymous said...

After you told me this story originally, I thought "how big could that machine be?" I was sure you were exaggerating.

Then I saw the machine.

You were't exaggerating.

AOM-1 said...

HILARIOUS...ESPECIALLY KNOWING THE TWO OF YOU! I FOUND MYSELF THINKING OF SIMILAR STUFF IN MY OWN MARRIAGE...LIKE MY OLD HOCKEY STICKS THAT I AM NOT ALLOWED TO MOUNT IN OUR FAMILY ROOM. THEY, LIKE THE ICE MACHINE, HAVE BEEN BANISHED TO THE BASEMENT...