There must always be balance in my life. This lesson is taught to me over and over again.
My purple Keurig that I just love? Well, it was defective. At first I thought it was my imagination, then I realized it wasn’t my imagination and it really was defective, but it was so cute – maybe I could just live with it. Even though it bothered me greatly several times a day, I thought that those “quirks” were something I could work around, I could handle.
Yes, I was in an unhealthy relationship with my coffee maker.
I have no defense. I can’t tell you why I stayed with it as long as I did, but yesterday, I finally extracted myself from the unhealthy relationship. I knew it might not end well, but I had to do it.
I called Kohl’s. I explained that I thought it was my imagination, then I thought I could live with it, but I couldn’t… but I was so committed to the relationship that I had already recycled the packaging. The box was gone.
This is an example of how I now live my life – I just jump in with both feet!
Yes, this frequently comes back to haunt me.
The nice guy on the other end of the line told me that all would be okay. He reassured me that even though I was fully committed to my machine, they understood that things happen and they could help me out of this dysfunctional relationship. They would be happy to help me get out of the relationship and thought they could help me find a replacement. And, even though I found my guy on-line, I could take him back to the store. Kohl’s didn’t want me to be without for any longer than necessary. Of course, the replacement might not be as cool, as pretty or as purple.
It was a chance I had to take.
I unplugged it myself. My heart broke a little.
Mr. T and I headed to town, stopped at the service desk and presented our documentation.
Now it was the moment of truth. The long walk across the store to see what options I had. Could I find the love of my life a second time?
I did! They had purple in stock! I did a happy dance in the aisles!
On the way back to the customer service desk, we saw a clearance rack. Athletic wear, 70-80% off. Mr. T and I both need jackets to work out in. He found the sweatshirt he wanted, I found one I could use… both were normally $45, on sale for $13. Then I found a lightweight rain jacket, that is perfect for the camping box, again, at a ridiculous price.
We gathered all our loot and headed to check out.
Of course, in my life, there must always be balance.
We got home and discovered that Mr. T didn’t have his original hoodie. I had him call Kohl’s, and they went and checked… naturally his hoodie wasn’t there anymore.
Yeah, that just happened, I did get the love of my life back – and we lost T’s hoodie at the same time.