“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Something we need: Refrigerator Alert System
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And this is how it works: Every day, early in the morning, an electronic brain in the refrigerator takes stock of things inside that haven't been touched for at least a week. And then it transmits a message to a marquee on the front of the refrigerator door, blinking in red letters as you walk past: "Cottage Cheese! Remember you have cottage cheese in here. Mmmmmm. How about some cottage cheese with sliced peaches? Doesn't that sound good?"

And you think, "Hey! I'd forgotten all about that cottage cheese." Because how many times do we buy something and forget that we've bought it, and it lingers there in some dark corner, behind the pickles and olives and cabbage?


5 Comments:

Anonymous Scott said...

Right on, Ad. I love cherries. But everytime my wife buys them, they get shoved under the cucumbers and lettuce in the "Crisper" (yeah, right). By the time I find out about them, they've turned into slightly shriveled, wrinkly little - well, you know what I mean.

November 12, 2008 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Wow. And cherries last a long time. You must have a very messy refrigerator, Scott.

November 13, 2008 at 5:28 AM  
Anonymous Josephine said...

You should see the Bell Pepper I just tossed. It looked like an old person. Sometimes I know they are past their prime and I just can't throw them out because I feel guilty that I wasted them and that they were grown and then had no purpose. I think I need therapy.

November 13, 2008 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Josephine, darlin', we all need therapy.

November 13, 2008 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Kathy Grey said...

If it would only tell me when my bagged spinach or salad was about to go, I'd be happy.

November 14, 2008 at 11:15 AM  

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