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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

they come in 3s


have you noticed how things come in threes
when a well known actor or actress dies its seems
that not soon after 2 more will die

if one of our cars dies
the other two vehicles die

they seem to have their batteries and tires go out
at the same time

in medicine
we use to say appendicitis came in threes
you get that first one with appendicitis
then you better be watching out
because the next two would be coming along soon
it always seemed one of those would be the real tricky ones
like a young kid with appendicitis
an old person with a masked presentation

it helps sometimes to say you know these things come
in threes
so watch out

each morning the first thing i do
is make my coffee in my pot which i really havent had that long
of course ive thrown away all my receipts and booklets
and think i bought it at the heb store
but im not sure
i think its about a year old

it works then it flickers and doesnt work
i even took it apart to check for the problem
shook and pushed on all the connections inside there
all were in place
i even wacked it up side the head once when it flickered out
on me when i really needed that 2nd cup that morning

turned it back on
it worked
it didnt later

i guess i voided the warranty since i opened it up
wacked it

then when i heated up my egg
my wife she the good wife makes me a microwaved fresh farm egg
each night before she goes to bed
then i reheat it in the microwaved the next am

well usually she does
last night she didnt
must have made her mad
guess because i was making light of the little snake that got
in the house
the little mouse that ran under her chair last night

see i figure the little snake was doing his job
he was looking for the little mouse
then he would leave and go outside
why bother with any capturing those guys

well she didnt think all that was funny
definitely didnt agree with my approach
no egg for you mr ogd this morning

that morning recently i went to microwave her tea water
i heard this real loud noise in the microwave
it was its last surge of energy before it died

thats appliance number two

now that microwave dying wasnt bad since it wasnt
working that well anyway
i wasnt that upset when it sputtered

so you know what that means dont you
the third one was about to go

so i became real wary

then last friday night i was making our margaritas that we
always have on friday night
we can have two those nights if we like since we dont have to
drive home
we just have get up those long stairs to bed

as i was making that batch of margaritas
i noticed the machine the blender was making the whirling noise
but was not whirling
uh oh here it comes number three
i knew it but why the margarita machine

so i pour all the stuff into a pitcher
it was not all quite ready
there plopped out was a bent mauled lid off the limeade can

dang it
number three was self inflicted

we had margaritas on ice that night
off i went on my shopping spree replacing all three on the same day
i hope we are safe for awhile from those appliances dying
they come in 3s

does this happen to you too

the organicgreen doctor

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