I posted this about two years ago, but if you weren’t reading this blog back then, you would have missed out on all the fun. I can’t have you miss out on all the fun. And really, I just like knowing which of you has gas. Or electric. :)
I giggle everytime I think about this, so I thought I’d really better share it with you.
When we first got married, we lived in an apartment in someone’s basement. It had a little kitchen with a tiny gas stove. I had never cooked on a gas stove before and I soon learned to really enjoy it. One day a friend of mine came over and walked into my kitchen. And she said,
“Oh!! Do you have gas?!”
I jumped a bit from the shock of her question because of course, I had no idea she was asking about my stove. I really thought that she was randomly asking me if I had gas.
What in the world would make her ask such a thing? Had my stomach just gurgled? Had my shoe made an unbecoming sound on the floor?
Completely oblivious to my distress, my friend went on to talk about how she just loved it when she used to have gas, but she didn’t have gas anymore and oh how she missed it. How lucky of me to have gas. And, maybe someday, she too would have gas.
I don’t know how long it took for me to understand that she was talking about the fact that her stove was electric and my stove was gas. Sometimes I’m not that bright. (Possibly an effect from having gas.)
She and I had a huge laugh over that one…and I seriously still giggle about it (16 years later) whenever I think about it.
So, I’ve just gotta ask.
Do you have gas? Or do you have electric?
I know some people LOVE their gas stoves and feel that they are must-haves in their homes. I currently have an electric ceramic top since that was in the house when we moved here. I don’t really have a preference. I could take gas or leave it. :)
How exciting for those of you who have gas. You get to leave a comment saying,
“Hello. My name is ___________. I have gas.”
Those of us with electric just won’t have as much fun with this one. Ah but some day. Someday, we too might have gas.