Here's a question...
do you ever think of an appliance in your house as having gender???
Sometimes cars, especially the sporty little red ones, are referred to as "a lady"
then there are "man's tools"....the circular saw, the drill and bits...all this comes to mind...
well, for me, it is my hairdryer. This has just occurred to me for a reason, not just randomly...so to all those a little worried about me, I can explain....
This is, ok was, my hiardryer for the past..hhmmm, maybe 10 years? maybe more?
When I lived in Venezuela, which to me, in Maracaibo at least, happens to be the blow-drying capital of the world; I even had the button mechanism replaced. It was way too expensive to buy a new one, so just like almost everything else, someone there can fix it!
Now, I soon took to going and indulging in the salon because it was too cheap to not have someone else blow dry my hair. Might I also add, I use the word "salon" loosely. I usually referred to my place as a hole in the wall! So, my hairdryer got a rest. Every once in awhile I wouldn't go out to get it dried by my favorite girl, Linda. I mean she charged me about $2.50 to blow dry my hair! Then my hair got a little longer, and times were a little tougher so she upped her price....but with the new exchange rates, it cost even less.
So, why am I asking if it has gender? Here's the reason:
I had someone in the US buy one, any one, for me and bring it along when they came to visit. I was worried while the other one was "in the shop" that they wouldn't be able to fix it. I did need to have one right?
Well, tonight I finally had to let my old girl, which is what I think of her as now, go to her cooling place. She conked out. And here, forget about any sort of repairs...probably don't have the part, the know how nor the cheap price of Maracaibo.
I let my girl settle down on the sink, I had just been using her not two seconds before...trying to cool a little so that she would work once again, after she stopped overheating. No luck, she was on permanent cool.
So, I pull out the big boy. Now, why is this of male gender? First look at it. Besides the little purple splash on the side, it looks masculine. Gray, big, (translation: hard to hold....)
and it has buttons on it that I don't even know what to do with! I see the cool button...as Linda explained to me once, you cool your hair as the last bit of the drying process to make it shine. The 3 choices of strength. and then the two that elude me:
The turbo button...I don't really notice a difference when it is turned on or off. Am I not in tune with my new guy?
The ceramic button...CERAMIC button? what the heck is that? Once again, nothing happens when I turn it on or off....
Ah, the carefree days when Linda dried my hair...at least every Saturday and then during the week when I had something to attend....remember $2.50!!
those were the days my friend, I thought they'd never end.....
so...do you ever think of any of your appliances as masculine or feminine?:)