Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Sad Kitchen Aid Mixer

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First a little history before I get to the story about the Sad Kitchen Aid mixer(and the obsessed person I have become)...

I have a Kitchen Aid Mixer and it is one of my most prized possessions. I got it as a Christmas gift about 25 years ago from my now ex-husband (yes, I was a child-bride). I can't begin to tell you how much I love my mixer. After every use I clean it all up, I even take a toothpick and clean the gunk that gets between the white enamel and the metal band that goes around the mixer. I know, I'm a bit weird but it's 25 years old it still looks like it's brand new. Okay, now for the really sad story....I was in a thrift store the other day and saw a Kitchen Aid mixer. I am not kidding, my heart dropped when I saw it. I mean literally, I had that heart sick feeling you get when you see something that is so disturbing. It was soooooo dirty and disgusting. It made me so sad. It was also missing the bowl, it looked like a poor neglected child. I looked but didn't see a price on it and it was so dirty I didn't want to pick it up to see if the sticker was on the back. I left the thrift store and came back to work. I couldn't stop thinking about that mixer. I was shocked that I was having these feelings for a mixer! I went back the next day and was going to buy it and fix it up, get a new bowl and resell it at the flea market but it was gone. I didn't know if I should be happy or sad. I just hope that someone was so excited to see that there and took it home and cleaned it all up and is bragging about the great mixer they found. I thought this would be good to write about so I could get it off my mind. It's been a week since I saw it and I'm still disturbed and thinking about it. What is wrong with me???? It's a just a mixer not a person! Someone please tell me I'm normal and you've felt this way over something non-human in your life.

9 comments:

cityfarmer said...

Oh, yes...I clean my Cusinart like that with every use....

when it's garbage night and I drive home at night I get sad about anything sort of functional that's being thrown out...like...we got a new one and now we don't need you!!

Becky H said...

It was meant to be. I just found your blog yesterday, now I know why. Love the post. I can so relate.

Susie Q said...

I am that way too...and I obsess about things too. I worry about inanimate objects...hmm...but a Kitchen Aid isn't exactly INanimate is it? *laugh*
You know what I mean I guess...
I always thought *I* was odd but then I started to meet others like me! I think there are more of us than we realize!

Love,
Sue

linda t said...

I am the same way... we rescue!
We see beyond the grease and grime and see it's potential. So we naturally want to take it home and give it a second life... to restore, renew.
You're OK... and so is the mixer.

Sandra said...

LOL... Very funny how a woman loves. I love my K-Aid. I mean really love it. I go and bake and am thankful for all its hard work it gives me each time. It has never said it was too tired or busy. The answer is always yes I'll help. So I get, seeing such a hard worker looking so uncared for. I really do. LOL Sandra in Canada

Sandra said...

LOL... Very funny how a woman loves. I love my K-Aid. I mean really love it. I go and bake and am thankful for all its hard work it gives me each time. It has never said it was too tired or busy. The answer is always yes I'll help. So I get, seeing such a hard worker looking so uncared for. I really do. LOL Sandra in Canada

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Bernice said...

I want to let you know how vile I think it is that you use FREECYCLE and pull this poor single mommy crap I read on there all the time.
You are LIVING like a damn diva princess it looks like. If you can afford the gym and all the shopping trips you brag about then you are not suffering. Use Freecycle...FINE but the sob stories to get ahead of other people are NOT NICE-it's just FRAUD. And the fact you resell items are fleamarkets is alway uncool. The really needy people are the working POOR....not just SINGLE MOMS who think the world owes them a FREE LIVING!

Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} said...

First, WOW about that last comment! Yikes! Anyway, I love that you have the same mixer-love that I do. Great minds love alike!