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Friday, November 6, 2009

The heroic teakettle or you get what you pay for

Once upon a time there was woman who enjoyed drinking hot tea. Her favorites included Jasmine, Earl Grey and Peppermint. She always used a little pot to heat the water and ladle it out. When she discovered that her tea drinking had become a habit, she decided to buy an actual teakettle. Whilst in the store, looking at this one and that, she saw a few models with and without whistles, some rather inexpensive (ok, cheap) and some with a little more substance and a higher price tag. Being on a perpetual budget, she weighed the pros and cons and decided on the little higher priced one with a whistle in white enamel with black trim. The directions said to heat the kettle on medium heat as to not stress the enamel, causing it to chip. Fair enough. This same woman also enjoyed taking her beloved little dog for walks around the lake. One day, having more than two things on her mind, she prepared to have tea and also take her dog out for a walk. Having totally forgotten about the teakettle sitting on an electric burner in the medium position, she took off for her walk that generally lasts anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. After all, it's the dog's walk and doggy gets what doggy wants - at least for the duration of said walk. Upon arriving back home, all seemed well at first, but oh no, the teakettle was hissing and spitting, being hoarse from whistling for so long, no doubt - it was almost totally black, covered with soot inside and out, all the water was gone and the electric burner was red hot. What a fright! The woman imagined that the house could have burned down while she was out lallygagging around the lake...that was a secret she intended to take to her grave - or at least never, ever tell her apartment manager about. Poor little tea kettle saved her day! But, it looked so pitiful and beyond ever shining again. The woman thought about discarding it, but on second thought, she realized that this teakettle was her hero - it served her well and didn't even chip the enamel. It deserved to be revived. So, the woman scrubbed and buffed and got the teakettle all clean and shiny again....and every day, when she uses her tea kettle, she remembers her near disaster ...and ponders whether a few dollars more may have helped prevent a terrible thing from happening.

Henceforth, when ever that tea kettle whistles, it sounds just a little bit louder with a bit more urgency than before... and they lived happily ever after.

THE END!

8 comments:

Unique2wh0 said...

A could of been very sad story with a very happy ending and a hero :) Loved it :)

Bearly Sane said...

Oh I do enjoy a good story ... and that was a beauty Doris. It does pay to part with a few more dollars than we think we should from time to time. Certainly paid off for you this time.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Bless that little kettle!!! It is a heroic kitchen item!

Julia said...

Great story! I can admit to leaving my kettle boiling on the stovetop too long as well.

I am so glad it did not go into combustion mode!

That's a very good kettle.

Just Playin' said...

Oh yes, I have done this too! In fact my tea kettle looks almost just like yours but I haven't used it in a long time. Maybe I'll get it back out....winter is a comin' and tea tastes even better on cold wintry days!

Fairy Footprints said...

Hello thank you so much for visiting me today for Pink Saturday. I loved our visit.

Thank you so much for your kind words.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings,
Heidi

Samantha G said...

What a great story teller (and lucky lady) you are!

Do you know what I do if I have the stove on, or when I used to burn candles? I would place my keys next to the candle (or stove). That way before I leave, my keys aren't in their normal spot and when I go looking for them- and find them- I'm reminded of why I moved them in the first place and make sure to turn off the stove or the candle :)

And your teapot looks gorgeous once again!

Have a great weekend!

Fairy Footprints said...

The beanies are adorable and looks so cozy and warm.

Thank you so much for visiting me for Magical Disney Sunday.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings,
Heidi

PS I didn't mean to make you cry at the songs, but I understand what you mean, to hear the story of Beauty and the Beast it still gives me goosebumps. :0)