Monday, November 8, 2010

You Might Be A Redneck...


I was thinking of Jeff Foxworthy and his funny redneck jokes when I started writing this.  When we bought our house, we got all black appliances to match the black counters I wanted.  One of these appliances was a toaster.  Well, awhile ago, it broke.  Okay, so maybe it was more than awhile, more like 9 months or so?  It still heats up and will toast things, but the button to get the bread to stay down in it to toast, won't stay anymore.


I figured out a way to rig it to work.  At first I used a box of toothpicks, it fit well, but the box got smashed and wouldn't hold it down anymore.  Then I found this thing pictured above.  It is exactly the perfect size to hold the trigger down!


My friend asked me what it was and I told her it was a gun cleaning rod.  She was shocked that I was using it in the kitchen.  She says I should just buy a new toaster, but, it's clean, the perfect size to hold it down, and it still toasts the bread. I just have to remember to keep an eye on it so the bread doesn't burn. 

You might be a redneck if you use a gun cleaning rod to make your toaster work!  Are you a redneck too?

9 comments:

Dani said...

LOL..we've done similar things but ya know, toasters are not THAT expensive...smiles

Wendy said...

Hilarious! I am not quite that redneck... :)

Cheryl said...

That is so cute. Heck, if it works use it !

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

That is so funny!!!
Blessings,
Bren

The Rudstroms said...

Oh ya, we're rednecks, not even ashamed to admit it. Our electric tea pot's automatic shut off quit working. C.O. rewired it or something so now we have to watch it carefully or it'll boil over. But darn if we're going to buy a new one till we suck all the life out of this one.
=D
~AnnMarie

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Hey, I've rigged appliances before so I must be a redneck:) LOL.

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...
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Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Whatever you have to do Nancy to save money--you go girl!!!!

Best
Tracy :)

Paula said...

That's hilarious, Nancy, but I have to admit, I am a redneck too, and I don't think there is anything that can't be fixed with a little duct tape or super glue! haha