Location: Montreal

Sunday, August 14, 2005

tiny lightning

so there i am, heating up my hour-old coffee in the microwave before trotting up to work, when i hear an odd 'buzzing' sound.
it wasn't quite a 'waspy' buzz or a 'someone mowing their lawn down the street' was a little off.
while i was mentally investigating this audio mystery my eye picked up some wild flashing in the peripheral feild, which seemed to be coming from my once trusted microwave.
so i flicked off the kitchen light, and sure enough, there was a tiny lightning storm pouring out from the bottom part of the microwave door and onto the counter.
i've seen lightning 'inside' the microwave many times, like when i put CD's in there, but seeing it escape the confines of the appliance is a bit unsettling.
this microwave is only four years old, and i find it bizarre that it suddeny decided to release random bursts of energy.
there must be a breach in the door mechanism.
when i finally opened it there were scorch marks and the distinct smell of burning equipment.
this did not affect the taste of my coffee.


Anonymous Josh said...

maybe with ppl moving in and out of places you can easily snag a new microwave.
I mea.. the lightening sounds fun and all, and should totally be caught on film in the dark. but yeah.. the potential to blow up your kitchen may be there.

8:17 PM  
Blogger mike said...

you're right.
i should totally tape that.
i'll fill it with steak knives and iPods just to give it a little extra oomph for the camera.

7:57 AM  

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