Today as I was making breakfast, I put the bread in the toaster and waited patiently for it to toast. When it popped up, I was hoping for a lightly browned piece of toast but that is not what happend-it was more black than brown. Oh Man!!
So, I began to think of all the things that you believe should happen but when they never come out like you want!!
- Toaster Toast: You expect it to come out brown but depending on some Gremlin that lives in the toaster you can get anything from pale to burnt!! Why? I used to think it depended on the time of day but it doesn’t matter. I can remember my dad scraping off the burnt part so we could still use the toast. What a mess would it be in the sink!! The ironic thing is that if you put in 2 other slices of bread, you will get different variations of pale to burnt again. The picture below proves my point!
So, I ask “Why?” (It depends on the brand of the toaster used to have the Consistency of toasting of the bread. The higher price of the toaster does not always make the more consistent piece of toast! Personally, I believe it is a gamble each time you put the bread in the toaster!)
- Chocolate Cookie Dough: I love how the chocolate chip cookie recipes always say that the recipe will yield 3-4 dozen cookies. No matter who is cooking them, I have yet to see that number of cookies to be made, mainly because of sampling the dough before it is cooked. To prove my point, I had my daughter who is a Pastry Chef make a batch and I made a batch. Her batch made 3 dozen and I made 2 1/2 dozen. I think the suggested yield should actually say depending on how much you actually sample will determine the outcome. So again, I ask “Why?” (According to my research, the more people who are in the kitchen at the time of baking will affect the yield of cookie dough as will the size of the cookie put in to bake!)
- Fitted Sheets: Nothing is harder than putting a fitted sheet on by yourself. Mainly because it never fails that you get one corner on and move to another and that first one pops off!! Again, I wonder why? You would think that all of the sheets would be the same size as the mattresses, they should fit! But NO!!!!!!! Funny, how it always works when you have a helper. Again, I ask “Why?” (According to what I have read, the fitted sheets actually shrink each time they are washed and dried, which is why they do not stay put when put on the bed!)
- Dryer times: I am thinking that the roulette wheel was invented by the same person that invented the timer on the dryer. The marks on the dryer do not mean minutes like you would think! They are estimates of time for sure!! I say this because I can put in a medium size load and set the time for 45 minutes and wait for the ding that says it is ready. I go to check and sometimes it is dry and other times it is damp!! Really? All I want is to have dry clothes!! When it is damp, I turn it back on for 20 more minutes. I hear the ding again. I go and check it out and it is finally dry but seriously-65 minutes for clothes! Arrg!!! I am thinking one of the the Gremlins are again hanging in the electrical system of the house. Laundry should not take ALL day!! So again, I ask “Why?” (Apparently,the timer settings vary and are approximate and not actually like on the clock.)
These are just a few of the things that I wonder about. Why?
I don’t like to waste time and these things kinda waste time and lots of energy.
I know it is crazy but these are the top 4 things make me wonder during the day at home!!