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It's Aloha Friday.
Taking Things for Granted
You never miss something until it's gone. I lost a dear companion today. A companion that had been with me for fourteen years. Fourteen years of service. Fourteen years of always being there for me. When I was hungry. When I was thirsty. When I was in a hurry.
Yes, my microwave died yesterday. My wife and I bought it when we moved into our current abode. And in checking it yesterday, when it suddenly refused to cook bacon, I found it was manufactured, created, one month before we moved in.
I was shocked, bereft, confused . . . but mostly in denial. I tried over and over to get it to cook the bacon. Nothing happened. Oh, the light turned on, and the turntable turned, but the bacon remained uncooked.
Suddenly I was faced with a problem that seemed almost insurmountable. How do I cook this bacon? And, more importantly, how do I reheat my coffee. For during my efforts to force one last cook session out of my microwave, my coffee had gone cold.
This may seem like a small matter, and it is. But it does serve as a reminder to us all. If we take things for granted, then someday we may have a nasty surprise. That which we have counted on, may no longer be there for us. Yep, this is an allegory.
In the meantime, I have an exorcist coming on Monday. An appliance service technician who will try to bring my old microwave back to life. Because I'm comfortable with this old microwave; even if I may have taken it for granted one time too many.
Okay folks, see you next week.