The Ballad of Debra’s Fridge

by sunovawot & damommza

I come by rail or road or bridge
I come to fix damommza’s fridge
but hold! for in my naked haste
my trip turns out to be a waste
it seems I haven’t got the part
so once again back to the start
and should the part at last arrive
once more I’ll brave that awful drive
to work my mechanic magic tricks
and finally the fridge to fix

He did not come, it was a lie
and once again, I’m fit to fry
my tiny fridge, it cannot store
not one single item more
I want to make the Indian curry
but this repairman is in no hurry
the part is here, but he is not
he’s got some awful, coughful, rot
he claims they’ll send another chap
who’ll brave the road and all that crap
to finally arrive at my front door
and say “It can be fixed no more”

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  1. damommza

     /  August 6, 2013

    The true, sad and very funny story of my refrigerator which is almost new and broke on June 2nd. A long list of repairman have come through my home and it is yet to be fixed and yesterday, the repairman called and said he was going home sick so today..I sit home again..and wait… and wait… πŸ˜€

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  2. Awful experience for you, damommza! You have my genuine sympathy. My nightmare has been the clothes washer (just out of warranty for 7 months) and unfixable.
    Really appreciate the ballad, you two
    “awful, coughful rot”
    How picturesque!! LOLing:) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • damommza

       /  August 6, 2013

      LOLO!! Thank you adaein3! I’ve been 9 weeks without a refrigerator except for the tiny one that is in the garage. They are promising someone is coming today! Yesterday’s guy was “sick” so I hope today’s tech shows up and ISN’T sick! πŸ˜€

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    • I think the saga had reached the point where it needed documenting before it passed into myth πŸ˜€

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  3. abikertoo

     /  August 7, 2013

    See if you can find an OLD non frost-free “icebox”, the kind you have to defrost (remember them) every 3 months or so, let the amount of frozen foods dwindle a bit for easier access.
    I’d put some newspapers in a box that would hold all the freezer contents & cover it over with many more sheets of newspapers AFTER having turned it off the icebox for 3 hours before hand to let the ice get “rotten”.
    I had it down to a science, put pots of hot water in it after it was cleared out, close door & give it a few minutes, open up & scrape off melting ice, repeat, could defrost in 1 hour, put still frozen food back in & then get more stuff to go in freezer!!
    P.S., they run forever, maybe a shot of Freon 10-15 years or so down the road, the new ones have as many bells & whistles as the new cars do, open the hood of a new car (wall to wall crap) open the hood of an old Dodge or Ford, you can almost step in to work on it, same with the new “iceboxes”, all geegaws, the old ones are simple!!

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    • damommza

       /  August 7, 2013

      HA!! Yes..I remember the old non-frost ice boxes! I remember having to put the pots of boiling water in them to loosen the ice. When I was in my first apartment, it was the job I hated the most so after a year or so, you could only fit a cupcake in the freezer, everything else was just solid ice. The repairman finally came today and replaced “the motherboard” and now we wait 24 hours to see if it works..I saw inside..it looks like a spaceship! πŸ˜€

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      • abikertoo

         /  August 7, 2013

        All electronic, no more mechanical stuff, just wires & transistors & whatever else goes in there, it’s all “plug-in” now, just like taking off the cover of your PC tower!!

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        • damommza

           /  August 7, 2013

          EXACTLY!! He took off this giant board with lots of doo-dads and lights on it and plugged in a new one and said..”You’re good to go” and it only took 9 weeks!

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          • abikertoo

             /  August 7, 2013

            SURE, there was a broken gizzie that didn’t work right, coupled with a very brief & minor surge that didn’t affect anything else but YOUR gizzie wasn’t up to snuff & its brezubracator broke & the “icebox said, “I don’t want to anymore”.
            I had a brand new fridge in 1973 & 3 weeks later it went out, was a bad temperature control, but it was all under warranty, at 10pm they sent a cab with dry ice for the freezer & the repairman showed up at 8am, he unscrewed the old control & put a new one in.
            Most experienced repairmen carry about 4 or 5 of the MOST often failing parts so it can (& should) be fixed on the spot, if you kept getting different repairmen then they didn’t have much of a clue, did they?

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            • damommza

               /  August 7, 2013

              Oh, every repairman I had fixed it! and each one was wrong..so, they had replaced most of it already! After 9 weeks, there weren’t that many things left to replace! LOL

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              • abikertoo

                 /  August 7, 2013

                Grab them ALL (except the last one) by the ankles & shake them to get your money back, if all it needed was the “motherboard” then that’s all you should have to pay for, DID ANY of then hookup a meter or even probe for current on it?, if they didn’t then the last guy was the smartest one (or made an outstanding guess)

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                • damommza

                   /  August 7, 2013

                  It was all covered by a full warranty and it didn’t cost me a dime..and now..I have all new parts! πŸ˜€

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                  • abikertoo

                     /  August 7, 2013

                    Like the Fonz says, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!, good for you, making sure its all in good working order, it should work quietly & at lower cost than the old ones did, they can really pack lots of stuff in a small space, can’t they?

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                    • Thank the gods that was’nt in Lolspeak, I would’ve been decoding for a week!! πŸ™‚

                    • abikertoo

                       /  August 8, 2013

                      Dew yew meeyn dayut ai izz eundeesyffeurubbl?
                      Ai taryyz tew sapeek wehl, azz meucch azz ai kayun!!

                    • πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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