wings and things

Apologizing to a microwave

on November 30, 2013

Now that Ming is living in his renovated shed (which, by the way, is much more spacious than our house!) I am mostly alone. Of course I am out most days, visiting Anthony, or bringing him home, or taking him out, or running errands, or visiting friends but most of the time I’m home alone.

Don’t get me wrong – I actually love being alone and always have. I never feel lonely, have lots of fantastic friends and family that I see regularly and Ming wanders over from his shed frequently (in search of food!) So being alone does not equate at all with being lonely – well not for me anyway.

However, my aloneness was brought into sharp focus this morning when the microwave beeped for the third time (rather impatiently I thought) to tell me that my coffee was ready. I rushed over to it, saying “Sorry, sorry!” Then, as I took my coffee out, I said, “Thanks!”

It was only as I took my first sip that I realized what I’d done, and couldn’t stop laughing.

You will be relieved to know that the microwave didn’t answer me.

77 responses to “Apologizing to a microwave

  1. Well, I’m happy to hear that the microwave hasn’t “lost it” yet. So funny!

  2. ytaba36 says:

    What a goof! Of course, none of us would ever do such a thing. Ha! 🙂

  3. That is when it becomes a worry – when you hear it answer back! 🙂

  4. Too funny lol !! 😀

  5. I believe you once said that you lived in Canada for a while? That’s why you did that haha, we’re so darn polite!

  6. Ann Koplow says:

    Love this post and the comments, too!

  7. Hilarious. We’ll know it’s time to worry when the microwave responds!

  8. ksbeth says:

    that is so funny and at least you didn’t overdo it and blow it up like i often do in my microwave. )

  9. Terry says:

    thank goodness the microwave didn’t answer you. I would have to fly over there and feel your forehead for a temperature. lol

  10. elizabeth says:

    Too funny Julie. 🙂

  11. No…. but it was chuckling to itself…lol Diane

  12. bulldog says:

    This is a great share Julie… I’ve spent many days alone in the bush and have often had to stop myself talking out loud, or having a conversation with myself… I’ve even had conversations with trees, found it helped with decision making, not that they answered, it was the way they looked at me… lol

  13. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Gosh Julie…….you just crack me up (as we say).
    I’m mostly on my own also and I talk out loud sometimes too, but I’m not as polite as you.

  14. cecilia says:

    actually i think the microwave DID answer you .. it sounded like this – SLAM, .. ( though what it meant I am not sure) c

  15. Well, at least you are polite to the microwave. I sometimes answer its beep quite sharply! 🙂

  16. ingridrick says:

    Mind you I apologise to spiders and insects if I have to exterminate them …perhaps it’s unusual

  17. lensgirl53 says:

    Julie, you have brightened my day with a giggle. I knew you were a kind person when I first read your posts….now, when I go to retrieve anything from the microwave I will think of your manners. I also talk to myself or make comments to the air when I am alone. 😉

  18. Colline says:

    Shows that the habit is ingrained 🙂

  19. dcwisdom says:

    Funny how our courtesy habits filter onto “things.” I’ve said thank you to revolving/automatic doors. I’ve even say “thanks for calling” to people I call. Habits die hard. 🙂

  20. niasunset says:

    My beautiful Julie, you are amazing, amazing… Love you. Thanks. Have a nice weekend, nia

  21. You need an invisible friend. 🙂

  22. FlaHam says:

    Julie, I too talk to things about the house, I even gesture at them with great passion. Thank God none have choosen to respond in kind. I would clearly be ready for the jacket with the sleeves on backwards. So you have company, just thought you wanted to know. Take care, Bill

  23. I never talk to my microwave, but the fridge is quite another matter….

  24. Judith says:

    Uh-oh, a first step. Be careful, or you’ll be like, mumbling to yourself while you wander through the grocery store, trying to find everything on your list:)

  25. tootlepedal says:

    I never talk to inanimate objects…….of course I quite often shout at them but that’s different.

  26. You are not the only person to have apologized to a kitchen appliance, I have been known to do it myself at times………………lol

  27. I have told mine to “wait” or “be quiet” before. 😉

  28. Trisha says:

    At least you thanked it! You should hear what I say to my computer….

  29. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    You’re hilarious – “thanks” ! 🙂

    I like my solitude too. It does get too quiet sometimes though, then Daniel rambles through the front door with his mates, talking animatedly about this or that.

    Ming in a shed. Bet he loves it.

  30. This is totally normal behaviour. We thank our dishwasher every day 😀

  31. i am not alone and do this! actually glad that no one has caught me yet. sometimes i truly want and enjoy some alone time. as much as i love my guy there are times i just want to turn the music up and dance without worryiing if someone sees me or likes that type of music. by the way i also talk to my cats and the computer:)

  32. I am constantly apologizing to inanimate objects. I don’t think it’s unusual at all!

  33. Ms. Boice says:

    Hey, I do that all the time. Stuff usually doesn’t talk back, you know. And that’s the best part.

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