November 29, 2010

ZOMBIE Dishwasher.

I came back from Cuba to find that our trusty dishwasher had passed away. Again.

Yeah, you know the kind of appliance I'm talking about. Bought fifteen years ago, runs like a tank, been repaired countless times. And just when you think it's gone for good, it lurches back to life, rattling and moaning with all the gusto of the undead.
My husband is determined to have it resuscitated one more time.
Re-animated. A ZOMBIE Appliance. The Washing Dead.



Meanwhile, I've been doing the dishes by hand. Which means I basically stand at the sink for 45 minutes, shouting directions at my kids.

"You there, clear the dish rack! You! Dry these pots! And you - put the yo-yo down and clear the table!"

A little quality family time.

Tell me what ZOMBIE Appliance lurks in the shadows of your home...

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19 comments:

  1. I am super sad to report my washer and dryer were clearly attacked by your dishwasher and they are all zombie like too.

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  2. My washer and dryer are 2 years old and I LOVE them. My fridge, dishwasher, range, and microwave are all 13. I think they all have zombie potential. I obsess about them every day. When one breaks do I replace it with the same color (black) or get stainless?

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  3. I have all new appliances... with the exception of my fridge... my fridge, it would appear, has been infected with the zombie virus... late at night i have caught my fridge gnawing at the stove. Weird noises and strange shadows fill the night. I swear, if it had a brain, I would put a bullet in it... but, where oh where is the brain of a fridge I ask you?

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  4. I hate my fridge. I wish something would attack it. It has been repaired many times. It is White..GAH! So ugly. Plus my side-by-side isn't cuttin it these days. I need a new one..but finances don't fit...but if it happened to attacked by a zombie..well these things happen!

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  5. Our toaster is our zombie-ghetto appliance. We spent $9.99 on it three years ago. There is no timer - and the pop up mechanism broke. So you have to unplug the toaster and stick something in there to get your semi-burnt toast out when you think it's done. I have gone through entire loaves trying to get one piece of toast because I got distracted and forgot to watch inside the slots to see when it was done.And yet...we toast on with our sombie-ghetto toaster!

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  6. No Zombie appliances here, but we have crap luck with phones. Every phone we've ever had has crapped the bed within a few weeks of entering our home. It's a curse.

    p.s.~ My son LOVED your drawing of the Zombie Dishwasher. hehehee

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  7. HA HA HA that is the same one our house had for years. I think my wife finally shot it in the head.

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  8. Looks like this ZOMBIE virus is spreading!!! But as my husband would say, it's better to keep the old machines running than to overload the landfill.

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  9. Our fridge quit when my twins were just three weeks old. And we bought a new one with an ice maker and everything. Which really pissed me off because I had spent the last three months of my pregnancy begging for ice and the stupid thing had to wait until after the freaking birth! :)

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  10. @ Andrea - oh my word, that's so unfair!

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  11. Not REALLY considered an appliance but we are rough on toilets..we have three in our house. Not sure what happens but between them leaking at the base, trickling into the tank and handles breaking, you'd think we wresteled on them!! I'm about ready to just cut a "turkish hole" in the floor!!!!

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  12. I guess we're, um, lucky? that we don't have a dishwasher or a washer or a dryer. We wash dishes by hand (or let them sit and rot in the sink) and go to the laundromat once a week or so to do laundry. Some day, we'll be real grown-ups. ;-)

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  13. HAHAHAHA! That is great! I love it! Time for a new on, me thinks! One large enough to hold the wine glass!

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  14. Ykes!! Love this....quality family time!!
    Thanks for your comment on my last post....tried to respond by email but it went to cyberspace somewhere...how about you fix that?? :)

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  15. Me. I'm the zombie appliance! LOL!!

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  16. A chirp from your Twitter pal.(-:

    You need a fairy godmother like Sleeping Beauty's to come to your house and get those dishes moving! Hat's off to you - not easy w./out a DW!! PS: I don't know why my comment name appears as Seadrift here. Very strange.
    Ado
    www.themomalog.com

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  17. I have a zombie vacuum that I have been actively trying to kill for 3 years. Every time I think it is finally dead, it comes back to life. It is literally held together with duct tape and rubber bands. I hate it, yet my inner tightwad refuses to buy a new one until this one is dead. Die vacuum, die!

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  18. Allison - your vacuum must have been bitten by the same ZOMBIE virus as mine. Duct tape and all.

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  19. It IS a virus. All the (15-year-old) kitchen appliances here are lurking and lurching around, grumbling and cackling. Frowning at me. The oven door falls off if I have the audacity to open it, so I don't. (Too scary.) One of the stove elements quit. (I don't blame it. I don't like hot flashes either.)
    The fridge refuses to clean itself and the dishwasher? It should have its own Halloween movie... Always comes back from the dead.

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