Got a dent on my fridge.
It's driving me a bit crazy.
really coo coo.
My Dear Hubby reminded me that we have a warranty on the fridge...because the fridge is less than a year old.
So I call the dear people at Kenmore....
"Hi this is Blah Blah How can I help you?" The Kenmore Phone consultant greeted me.
I tell her about the dent.
I tell her the fridge is less than a year old
and I tell her that I have a warranty.
There is a silence as she checks my account on her computer.
She states "Well, you ARE under warranty. We can sent someone out, but it is not a guarantee that they will replace any parts. It might very well be too expensive."
Then she says something that made me nearly gag.
"You may just have to buy another fridge"
Who the what the.......
Did she just say that one of my options is to buy a new fridge? To replace a fridge that is 10 months old?...Because of a dent?
I reminded her that I just bought this fridge less than a year ago. I nervously chuckled a bit realizing that she was probably reading from a script.
I told her that I realize that she HAD to say what she said, but "Doesn't that sound a bit silly to say to someone that has just purchased your fridge less than one year ago?"
Okie dokie then
I thought of how when I was younger we had just the one fridge....in fact, until I moved out.
we also had the same washer and dryer.
They didn't need replacing every year because they were made well.
My in-laws just replaced the old garbage can that was given to them as a bridal shower gift 50 years ago!
5 years ago we bought a washer and it has been on it's last legs for about 6 months now.
Years ago we bought a Sony TV and about two years later it was ready for the dump. Later I found out that an integral part was practically made to fail. The salesman said "Rather than fixing it...you might just want to replace the TV."
"But it's only two years old." I replied
Every year we are told that we MUST upgrade our phones, computers, video game systems and ipods.
As a child did your family replace the telephone on a yearly basis?
Did your Dad come home with a brand new washer every two years?
Recently my husband fixed part of what was wrong with our washer. When he looked inside, the parts that were responsible for the agitation were all made of cheap plastic. Things are no longer made to last. Things are made to intentionally breakdown. When it comes to electronics we have been sold the idea that whatever we have in our possession right now this instant is not good enough,...it's deemed obsolete the moment we take it home.
I want out.
Recently when the washer was completely kaput I bought one of these.
kid's socks came out white as snow
I thought of other things I may replace
I might just start listening to this
and going back to this.
I may even get some pearls and an angora sweater.
and if my kids want to play new video games I'll look for our old game system
...if they don't like it then we'll go real old school...
and as far as our dented fridge is concerned, I may just leave it the way it is...I'm guessing before the year is out the whole darn thing will break down anyway. and if that happens
we'll go old school there too