Feb. 5, 2019

A Teakettle

For some reason I always seem to go to Sam's Club on the Saturday before Superbowl Sunday. Maybe it's for entertainment purposes. It's usually crowded like the Saturday before Mother's Day. The chicken wing section looked like a tornado had gone through.

I spotted a Kitchenaid teakettle that had been discounted by $15. Hmmm... believe it or not, I have never owned one. Into the buggy it went.

Sunday morning, I opened up the box, took out the teakettle, rinsed it out, filled it and put it on the stove. It's just me, so I have gone to instant coffee so the kettle should work out fine.

As I was breaking down the box to throw in the trash, I saw a booklet in the box. What's this? An instruction manual ... for a teakettle. 36 pages...for a teakettle. I remember as a small child, my grandmother had a teakettle. Without much pondering or questioning, I understood perfectly how it worked pretty quickly.

It's a teakettle! Probably the simplest, most self-explanatory things in any kitchen. And it comes with a 36 page instruction manual.

Is it just me, or is this overkill?

S M H

~Brother Mike