. . . who have never, ever, in their entire life, lived or at out of a cooler. There are people out there who probably have never owned or even borrowed a cooler.
This almost seemed like an alarming revelation today, to me. At the very least, it’s unimagineable- I can’t imagine that life.
Our kitchen refrigerator finally bit the dust. We knew it was coming. But, I’m sure that the realization that it had finally quit on us could have been better timed for Cody- at 10:30 at night he got the job of moving everything into the refrigerator in the garage. Perhaps it was intuition and not pure laziness that made me not want to do the whole Thanksgiving meal thing at the house- we’d already made plans to go out to eat. Thankfully, we have a home warranty so it shouldn’t be too bad to repair (which is a good thing because the garage refrigerator that didn’t fit at Mom and Dad’s house doesn’t fit in our kitchen either- and there’s no light in our garage ’cause it’s still not fixed.)
So, Cody calls today to set up the repair. He explained that we had everything in the refrigerator in the garage, so food was not spoiling. She said she would still flag it as an emergency hoping we could have a repair tech at the house today (which didn’t happen- but we’re cool.)
You know, we’re fortunate. . . we’re not living out of our coolers. We’ve done that many times. I’m sure that those of you reading this blog have likely done it before too. We’ve camped, we hunt, you take a cooler. We bought this refrigerator a year before Hurricane Rita- we’d been without power for an unknown reason for a week and when we got power back the refrigerator went out- so everything went back into the coolers. Of course for the hurricanes we used our coolers too.
But just think, there are people, even here in the US, who have never had those experiences or the need for a cooler. As I thought about Cody’s call and how she wanted to mark something that was not that big of a deal as an emergency, I began to think about those who don’t have the same experiences as me. Can you imagine- no coolers, never experiencing that fun?