Thursday, April 16, 2015

If It Ain't Broke ~

~ don't fix it. You might even buy another one. 

When I married Dean almost 15 years ago now, one of the little things that he had that we kept in the kitchen was a butter spreader. 

And yes, we used it mainly to spread butter ~
and peanut butter, and mayonnaise, and mustard,
and soft cheeses, and . . . and . . .
We found ourselves having to reach in the dishwasher and
hand wash the spreader in order to use it for another spread.
This wasn't really a problem, it just made us aware of how often
we used the little utensil and wouldn't it be nice to have more than one.

It had been in the house for more than 15 years though. Dean thought he remembered
buying it at the kitchen store in Truckee.
So one day, we're in Truckee and we drop in. I start looking at spreaders. I finally
find one that has a similar look and I ask the man behind the counter if he has one
sort of like this in a heavy plastic. 
Well, maybe. And he takes me to a wall of utensils
and there it is!
Not "similar", not "sort of like" - the same spreader that has been in use
in this house for more than 15 years. 
So now we have 4 spreaders and rarely a day goes by that we don't use
at least two of them. If it ain't broke, buy some more to enjoy!

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