Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Am I on a different planet??"

I find myself saying that a lot lately. Things seem weird to me. Things in general.
Maybe it's because I'm old.
Blaming it on old age always seems to work, I guess.

For example. One of the two young men who came to install our propane line was wondering what was sitting on the wee "Barbie Burner" I was using at the time.

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My sweet hubs told him it was a percolator and if he wanted the best tasting cup of coffee, he should get one.

The young man seemed perplexed. So I did a quick show and tell. I took the lid off, explained where the water and coffee go. Then I said, "You put it on a medium heat burner and wait for it to perk."

"Perk?" he asks. By the look on his face you would have thought I was speaking another language, or I had two heads. But I know no other language except English
(Well, I do know a few Polish swear words) and the last time I looked in the mirror I had only one noggin. (Although now that I think of it, I really should have taken a brush to my hair that day)
He had no idea what "perk" meant.

I realize making coffee this way is considered "old school." But man, am I THAT old?
Maybe it would have went over better if I explained to him that's how I've always made coffee ever since the dinosaurs and I roamed the earth. ((giggle))

:> )


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Oh how funny and I can relate to each and every word! I do not think I am old until I go to the grocery store and the person bagging my groceries keeps calling me mam

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Same here! I'm not old enough to be a "ma'am" yet!
Uh-oh... Maybe I am!!! ACK!!
:> )

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Maureen said...

Not a different planet but we do come from a different time! lol

Primitive Stars said...

Oh my friend, you are so funny, love your posts!!!!! I too use a perk to make my coffee and it is the best coffee!!!!! Hugs Francine.

Earlene said...

OMG that is hilarious!!!!! Thanks for the laugh this morning :0)

moosecraft said...

I've got one of those plug-in perk coffee makers and yes, it does make better coffee than drip! Just the sound of it says "today is going to be a great day"! :-)

Unknown said...

Haha! Toooo funny!! You crack me UP!! :-D

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Man, I can't even tell you the last time I made a pot of coffee in an auto drip coffee maker!!
My mom had a Corning plug in percolator. I can still remember it. ♥

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