Rose is Rose by Don Wimmer and Pat Brady

Rose is Rose

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  1. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    Wouldn’t do that, Rose. Get mad at one electrical appliance (say, the toaster). It tells its brethren and sistren appliances (the tv, the clock radio, the hair dryer) who begin to malfunction in subtle yet annoying ways: an alarm fails to wake you in the morning, the water heater will refuse to produce anything above tepid for your shower, the hair dryer makes a funny smell, all of this cascading to make what was already a late day for work, appointments, or errands even worse. If you are angry enough at a smaller appliance often enough, the ‘family’ may also involve the car, the A/C unit, or the refrigerator. Even the battery-operated appliances stand in solidarity: ever notice how the remote controls die or the smoke alarm will chirp at three am, even though you KNOW you put in brand-new, out of the plastic batteries a week ago. All this because you hurt the electric can opener’s feelings long ago. They know. And they remember. And they wait patiently. Very patiently.

  2. samvadi

    samvadi said, over 3 years ago

    Talk about appliances being caught short – terribly exasperating!

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago


    Some people would think that you made that up.
    Excuse me, gotta go, my mouse is asking for a new battery, musn’t keep it waiting.

  4. Becca

    Becca said, over 3 years ago

    I just threaten my recalcitrant electronics with water. That usually gets their attention.

  5. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago


    Very well said and very accurate!

  6. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago

    I have frequently suggested to my work computer that I might resort to reprogramming it witha fire axe.That usually gets it working again.

    But Rose, I think you might be holding the toaster’s cord!

  7. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 3 years ago

    It’s not the computers fault! She should be in a hospice. Look at that CRT!!!!

  8. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, over 3 years ago

    Sometimes Rose just doesn’t compute!

  9. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, over 3 years ago


    That’s the kind that most families use. They can’t afford to update every few years.

  10. comedynut

    comedynut said, over 3 years ago

    reminds me of a Twilight Zone episode.

  11. ChappellGirl5

    ChappellGirl5 said, over 3 years ago


    “But Rose, I think you might be holding the toaster’s cord!”

    I think she’s doing that to make a point, after all you can’t threaten a dead man. You have to use an example “dead man” to get your point across to make the rest straighten up & fly right.

  12. Llywus

    Llywus said, over 3 years ago


    Heh heh heh, you said sistern. Heh heh

  13. cezpaige

    cezpaige said, over 3 years ago

    Rose: Chocolate. Computers just want one little piece of chocolate sitting nearby.

  14. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, over 3 years ago


    You know what happens when you tell other humans…. * cough * I mean other sentient beings…….
    Unfortunately your post was 21 hours earlier than mine. So sorry. So sad. If you still breathe, it will not be for long. After all, you told……. Your post shall remain as a warning to all……. * do I smell burnt toast? * but I didn’t use the toaster today… …

  15. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago


    Nope. Still here. Only thing was dealing with a paper cut while opening a new box of pens. (Yup, I still use pens.)

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