Our house came with a banana-yellow, General Electric, side-by-side refrigerator. This would normally have bothered us, but it was ensconced in a kitchen made up of similarly yellow counter tops and wallpaper. When we bought the house we had two kids under the age of two and a third, just two months away. The yellow fridge kept our stuff cold… so it stayed.
Despite the poor color choice of the purchaser, that particular model is known to be so well made that they run for decades. So, one day when I came home to the news that things in the fridge were not cold, my first thought was to not even believe it. […]