Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

23 Jul 2009, 10:36 a.m.

A New Low

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2009 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Leonard made some ice cream using the ice cream maker. He put the mix in the freezer. Later, I heard an odd hissing sound coming from the kitchen. Had something gone wrong with the ice cream? Does ice cream emit a hissing sound when it's failing to set? "Do you hear that sound? I don't know what all your crazy kitchen gadgets do," I said to him. Then we looked and it was a kettle of water I'd put on to boil, for tea, and forgotten.


23 Jul 2009, 11:51 a.m.

At least you caught it before all the water boiled out and the enameling on the bottom cracked. I ruined a good kettle that way last month.

Jess A.
23 Jul 2009, 11:51 a.m.

This made me laugh! :D

23 Jul 2009, 14:06 p.m.

Oh, those wacky kitchen gadgets!! They'll get you every time.