I have certain items which, when lost or broken, I have difficulty replacing.
I’m specifically thinking now of items in my kitchen drawer, aka The Drawer. For example, I’ve needed a new set of measuring cups for literally YEARS now and only recently got them.
I limped along with a one cup measure with a partially chewed handle (dog–don’t be grossed out– I put it through the dishwasher) for a long time. Then the handle broke completely off. At that point I started thinking maybe it was time for a new one.
Years go by, presidents are ushered in and out of the White House. I leave the handle-less measuring cup too close to the burner one day and a crack forms in the bottom. Do you know, if you hold a finger just so along the crack, it will still hold a liquid long enough to get it over a mixing bowl?
Now, I don’t mean to brag, but I can afford a new set of measuring cups. I would see them, in the stores, hanging there, within my reach, financially and geographically. What strange pathology caused me year after year to pass them by I may never know.
I finally bought a new set. They’re so convenient.
Not throwing away the old one, though.
Do you have a cup?