Ode to my microwave

Isaiah Vang, Online Editor

Do you know what really grinds my gears? Losing my microwave, of course. I remember wanting to eat something, but when I got my food ready to warm up I realized that I didn’t have a microwave anymore because my grandparents broke it.

I was absolutely heartbroken. I prepared my food and got so excited to eat it, but my microwave was gone. This realization helped me see how important this piece of kitchen ware was. Since my family didn’t have a microwave anymore, everything that we ate had to be made fresh. The only way we could warm up our food is with our oven but who wants to wait 30 mins to warm up a Hot Pocket when it could be done in one minute with a microwave?

Even though losing my microwave was an ABSOLUTE TRAGEDY, this experience helped me realize a very important lesson. It was to never take anything (no matter how big or small) for granted. Those many years of having a microwave I never even thought about the significance it had on my life.

The microwave was always there when I needed it. By relearning this lesson I looked around my house and found many things that had such an impact on my life but also on the world’s as well. Those things include indoor plumbing, electricity, the warmth of a fireplace, and even the security of locks on the doors.

When looking back at this experience, losing my microwave would have to be one of the best things to ever happen to me. It helped me realize and appreciate everything that I have.

It’s easy to not think twice about the many objects we have in our house, but when it’s gone we build a stronger appreciation to that object and what it brings.