Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Forty rial fridges are a crapshoot

I just tried to crack an egg and it bounced off the wall like a golf ball and I had a weird moment of oh no the world is not supposed to work this way. And another of god I can’t even break an egg correctly when it rebounded several more times.
Turns out it was frozen. Which is frustrating, because the freezer compartment of this minifridge I bought two months ago does not freeze. But the fridge will randomly freeze things and confuse the heck out of me.

I bought a warranty and yes I could arrange for someone to drive me to the appliance store crammed into the backseat with my recalcitrant fridge, but I do not want to bother my friends, and let's face it it's a forty rial fridge.  It will probably never work right, even if they actually try to fix it, and in the meantime I would have to buy another fridge while I wait months for this one to be fixed-but-not-really, and then I would have two fridges, and have spent a whole lot of time asking people to drive me places and arguing with store staff.  

I can deal with a freezer that doesn't quite freeze.  I can't keep more meat than I can eat in a few days, which is inconvenient because a kilo of meat is considered a very small portion here and I am not a big eater, but I'm not used to having reliable refrigeration at all, so.  I'm continually surprised when I'm hungry and I open the fridge and lo and behold there is food in there, and it's not spoiled (unless it's something I forgot in the freezer).  It's like a magical food-preserving-and-dispensing box.  Refrigeration is pretty great. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! But I don't think the warranty people can fix that. My little fridge does that too. Apartment size fridges do that. You need the 90-140 rials frdige to prevent that. But it might be too large for the space you have?