Thursday, February 6, 2014

Live & Learn -- Listen to your wife

Well, I think we all remember the unfortunate incident a couple weeks ago when Stewart was right I had a late-night detergent explosion in the laundry room. But this time I had the last laugh...

Believe it or not, we've lived in our new house for almost a year now. This means that it's about time for our one year warranty walk with our builder (where we check everything and they have to fix all the cracks, scratches, mistakes and issues that we've noticed and have been documenting for the last 12 months). And one thing that's really been bugging Stewart is me the microwave.

 Almost from day one, our microwave started getting little bubbles underneath some of the buttons. I told him I thought we just needed to peel an extra layer of plastic off the display panel, but Stew insisted that was not the case, and instead I just needed to push the buttons more carefully because my fingernails were the cause of the problem. I've tried to be more careful (really, I have!) but the problem has just gotten worse and our microwave was starting to look like something out of a college dorm room.

Since our appliances are under separate warranties, Stew called the company to complain about his wife's frustrating habits the faulty buttons. Apparently, the parts are so expensive to replace that KitchenAid would rather replace the entire microwave instead of just the display panel. Sweet... new microwave. However, Stew was thoroughly convinced that I would also destroy the new appliance as well, so he wondered if there was even any point.

In the meantime, the friendly KitchenAid rep had a suggestion... since they were willing to replace the whole thing anyway, she kindly requested that we at least attempt to remove the layer of plastic in case it really was just an extra layer that was meant to be removed. Exasperated but willing to indulge her, Stew picked at the corner of the display panel...

And off peeled that superfluous layer of packing material like panties from a drunken sorority girl!

Underneath? Perfectly smooth, straight from the factory quality microwave buttons.

I told you so I told you so I told you so.

Of course Stew insisted that he had really been thinking the same thing the whole time, but...

I told you so I told you so I told you so!!

See... sometimes it is in your best interest to listen to your wife.
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19 comments :

  1. Hahaha this is hilarious. I hope you bask in your glory this week!

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  2. BAHAHA! This is amazing!! It's awful, but I truly love when I get to have those 'told you so!' moments haha!

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  3. YES! I love when stuff like this happens. I think it is funny how boys try to make simple things complicated. Enjoy your victory!

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  5. HAHA this is great! I love a good "I told you so" story, especially when it involves a relationship! I would have totally done an "I win, I win" dance all over the house (for a couple days).

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  6. This is about the best thing I've heard all day! lol! My fiancé is definitely ALWAYS right (and I'm not being sarcastic). I'm just waiting for this kind of situation where I can have an "I told you so" moment too! Good for you!

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  7. Hahahaha!!!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!!! :-)

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  8. Haha we've had this exact same thing with something in our house! You should definitely enjoy basking in glory for a while over this!!

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  9. i never say "i told you so" but the smug look of victory on my face says it all!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  10. BAHAHAHAHA! I love it! :) When will they learn that women are always right?!?! :)

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  11. You must have been sooooo happy when he peeled the layer off! I love when I'm right and my fiance is wrong, which is most of the time.

    Ashley, Married to the Game

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  12. HAHAHAHAHA! I'd say now you're even! :)

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  13. hahah that's SO funny! The first thing I do is remove those little plastic layers lol

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  14. hehe yes! point for you! when those bubbles happen, that's the first thing i do!

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  15. haha awesome! Wife's always know best! :)

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  16. That's hilarious!! Hopefully he'll listen better next time!

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