Just when you think life couldn’t get any more exciting, we went and got a new trashcan. I know, I know…try to calm yourself. And this thing is really Something Else–we’re talking full-on automatic. As in, when I step in front of this thing and wave my hand, the lid pops open. I throw my garbage in, walk away and the lid closes by itself. Wetting yourself yet? It’s is pretty freakin’ awesome, super-handy and basically, I’m in love (as much as any human can be in love with a trashcan).
So it would seem like all is good, but I’ve hit a major snag. In my old school, not-naturally-technologically-inclined mind-set, I apparently lack the capacity to recognize that this automation is not universally transferable to all the appliances in our kitchen. As in, just because the trashcan opens automatically, this does not mean the dishwasher does. Imagine my frustration yesterday when I went over and stood in front of dishwasher. It didn’t open. I waited, waving my hands a bit. The darn thing still wouldn’t open. Seriously? What was wrong with this thing?! I was so annoyed and getting rather grouchy at this point. An inordinately embarrassing number of frustrated seconds passed before I realized that “Oh! I still have to open the dishwasher by hand!!“. Give it up for this Mom of the Year, because she’s quick–and she’s definitely on her game.