April 26, 2010
Why is it that every time I have a week off, one of my major appliances croaks? Do Maytag and Amana build in chips to listen in on kitchen conversations of vacations plans, then send a signal to tell the thing to cease and desist all cooling, cooking, and washing? And you can't get one repaired these days for under $300, because it always involves replacing the goddamn "control panel." That's probably where they put the "bug" that sucks up travel funds. (I just typed and then deleted a vulgarity that was exquisitely appropriate here.) I just shouldn't NEED electronics.