Friday, February 17, 2012

Earl J. Woods and the Icebox of Malice

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my office fridge wasn't closing all the way. There was a small gap between the rubber seal and the frame of the fridge, one that wouldn't close no matter how hard I pushed. With other distractions to occupy my mind, I fell back on a time-tested strategy: ignore the problem and see if it goes away on its own.

It did not. Two days ago, I decided that the problem warranted more thorough investigation. And so  on bended knee I peered into the fridge and saw that a four-inch-thick layer of ice had formed around the perimeter of the freezer section, preventing the inner freezer door from closing all the way, which in turn blocked the fridge door from closing.

The solution was simple enough. I retrieved my hammer from my library and smashed the ice into frosty chunks, easily deposited into a handy bucket. Problem solved!

3 comments:

Andrea said...

When the only tool you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.

P.S. funny enough, one of my Capcha words is iceHist

"Heart Of Jeffrey" said...

What the hell was the hammer doing in the library!?

On a completely unrelated note, I've been expecting news from Professor Plum. Odd that he hasn't got back to me, though. He told me he was going to look up some books, and that's the last I've ever heard from him.

P.S., you could have used the hammer to smash the freezer door off its hinge, that would have worked just as well.

Earl J. Woods said...

...whistles innocently...