If I’d Just Stand Still, I Might Be Able to Catch Up
Posted by whatimeant2say
It’s the Bermuda Bag Blunder all over again.
You know? Those purses that had changeable covers but were completely impractical in every other way? They were all the rage when I was a kid, and I begged my mother for two years to get me one.
And she did.
And I went to school with it. And no one else had one. No one else even had a purse. They had moved on. Back to where I started. And it could have saved my mom some money if we had just stayed there.
But since she spent all that money, I had to use the purse.
Now my purse is a refrigerator.
When we moved into our first house, our kitchen appliances were mixed. Some were black and some were white. We bought a brand new white refrigerator, and spent the next five years slowly replacing the other appliances to match. By the time we got them all matched, it was time to move.
And we moved to a house with black appliances – which really didn’t complement our pure white refrigerator. No matter. Because, by this time, white was so yesterday and stainless steel was the rage.
Our white refrigerator died. (Natural causes, I say. And I’m sticking to it.) Stainless steel or black, we asked ourselves. My husband was leaning toward stainless steel. But I was hesitant. I didn’t want to be Bermudaed again. I mean, stainless had been the rage for awhile now. It was getting time for a new trend. I could feel it.
But I could not find any record of the new trend anywhere. So, we joined the masses, and bought our stainless steel fridge. And we are slowly getting the rest of the kitchen stainless. Of course, we have to wait until they die, too. I mean, you wouldn’t replace your grandmother while she was still alive just because she was the wrong color, would you?
Okay, that didn’t really sound right, but I’m not sure how to fix it.
Anyway, this morning, there happened to be a news report on appliance trends – specifically, refrigerators.
“Stainless is going out, ” they said.
The new trend?
The old one – white.
“Like iPhones!” was the reasoning.
Now why didn’t I see that one coming?
Someone needs to invent a Bermuda Refrigerator.