Synchronicity! At the risk of annoying that guy who mouthed off that one time…


This has been my teapot since 2008. Landlady gave it to me shortly after T died, when she was shutting down their fifth-wheel. Before that I boiled water in a saucepan. I replaced the knob on the cover with a cabinet pull because the bolt had broken off. The whistle stopped working quite some time ago but it’s a small cabin and you know when the water’s boiling because it gets quieter. Thought about replacing it a few times but truth is I fill it with a 3-gallon jug and the fact that the handle folds down works for me.

But this very morning I looked inside and thought…


“Wow, y’know, the enamel’s gone on the bottom and the rust is really taking hold.”

Guess what S&L were taking to the thrift store and offered me this afternoon?


I’m just saying, it’s weird.

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7 Responses to Synchronicity! At the risk of annoying that guy who mouthed off that one time…

  1. Robert says:

    “3-gallon jug” Good gawd, how big is that kettle? Oh, wait… nevermind.

  2. TK421a says:

    Boy, that old kettle sure looked sketchy. The replacement was a good score. Before throwing out the old kettle remember that you have the option of repurposing it if you could clean the rust out of it. For example, use it to top up the batteries, water plants, or even as a cool planter on the porch.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Now that you have noticed the effect, learn to live with it. I have been, for more than forty years/

  4. Malatrope says:

    Rust ain’t dangerous. It just adds flavor.

  5. Another synchronicity, lucky man.

  6. In many ways, you lead a charmed life. Good for you!

  7. paulb says:

    Looks like a upgrade to me.

To the stake with the heretic!