Thursday, July 29, 2010

White Lies

I don't know about the rest of you, but I tell lies. Little ones. Little white ones........

We had one of those big flash 2 door fridges, and I guess I tend to be a little rough on gear. Well one day I was busy stuffing about 3 dozen oranges, 2 kilos of tomatoes and 3 lettuces along with a whole bunch of other stuff into one of the vege crispers, when I must have jammed it all in there a little too hard and I broke the drawer.

DH was totally unimpressed.

So I had to get myself out of pickle quick-smart. I told him "It's okay, love - there must be a fault in the drawer. I will speak to the warranty people."

So after about 35 phone calls I arranged to have a new drawer sent to the local electrical place, at a cost of about $30. DH was under the impression it was a warranty claim, and thought I was just the BEST wife ever, to be able to get stuff replaced like that for nothing!!! I even had to get Mum to go pick up the new drawer and slip her the money without him finding out.

But I got away with it.

Until we bought another fridge and I broke the shelf that holds the stupid drawer.

Back to square 1. Soooooooooooo I spoke to the electrical people and had to cart the glass shelf, and the drawer in and out of the shop I don't know how many times; phone calls to the repair man, etc, etc, but I actually managed to get the shelf replaced FOR NOTHING.
Happy me!

Then DH decided we also DESERVED a new drawer (it's under warranty), as in the process it had managed to fall out of the fridge onto the tile floor with bits 'n pieces chipping off. And he wanted me to go talk to them again. Of which I promptly refused.

So he decided he would.
Oh crap.

He went marching in there, telling them how their service was disgusting, and THE LAST PLACE didn't need to see the drawer!!!! "My wife phoned, and they replaced it NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!! Now why can't you provide a service like THAT?!?!? IT'S UNDER WARRANTY!!!"
I wanted the Earth to swallow me whole.

But...... we got the shelf replaced, and the drawer is on it's way.

And I'm not telling any more little white lies.

At least for now.


  1. Good for Chucho. Now you can get him to do it all the time since he is so successful at it!
    PS I hope he doesn't read your blog!

  2. OHHHH what tangled webs we weave...

    STOKED that you posted again -- keep em coming! You'll be infamous (again) in no time, only THIS time you can keep your clothes on ;D

  3. "At least for now."

    Heh. I'd wait at least a month before white lying again. And be gentle with the fridge.

  4. Well, now I remember who you are, Kezz. Thanks for following me on my blog.