Life is great because your feet have moisture sensors which enable you to neglect household maintenance tasks. This morning somewhere around 2 AM I woke up with a mighty thirst and stumbled over to the kitchen to fill up a mug with nice cold water from the refrigerator. Now mind you, I was still sleepy and I didn’t want the bright lights of the kitchen on so I just grabbed a mug and pushed it into the refrigerator’s water dispenser. There is a little lightbulb that is supposed to come on when do this, but it burnt out about a year ago and I have not gotten around to replacing it.
So, as I stood there filling up my mug with nice cold water and started feeling my feet getting wetter and wetter. I opened the other refrigerator door to shed some light on the situation and it quickly became apparent that I had the mug upside down and water was just flowing down onto the floor. Truth be told, my feet reacted pretty quickly, so I’m not sure if the light bulb is really necessary? It was kind of a nice refreshing surprise at 2 AM to be standing barefoot in icy cold water. Needless to say, I didn’t sleep too much since 2 AM.
In reality, I’m the victim here! The refrigerator manufacturer should have designed a water dispenser that would not operate if a mug or cup is pressed against it upside down. Lucky for everyone, I have sensitive feet, otherwise everyone in the house could have drowned last night through no fault of mine.
New Word of the Day:
- to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge.
to overwhelm:inundated with letters of protest.