Monthly Archives: November 2005

More about the microwave

I wanted to defrost a chicken breast in the microwave. I pressed Defrost. The microwave read ENTER FOOD WEIGHT IN LBS so I entered 0.5 and pressed Start. A couple of minutes later the microwave, still running, started to beep.

What’s this all about? What couldn’t wait until the end of the cycle? Is the microwave going to ask me how my day was? No, of course not. It said TURN FOOD OVER in its scrolling LED panel.

Maybe I’m getting too accustomed to this machine thinking for me because I fully expected it to say TURN CHICKEN BREAST OVER. It didn’t, but what concerns me even more is that when it finished defrosting my chicken breast it said something very irresponsible: FOOD IS READY.