The fun of returning to old-fashioned ways of doing things
The lockdown has taught us many things and one among those, and a very important one at that, is that it has taught us to manage life without totally relying on all those innovations and electronic interventions in our life that has come up just a few decades back. We have learned to be comfortable with the old ways of managing things including household chores. Join this discussion and share your experiences.
We had a thread earlier that inquired about whether any of us was able to do small repairs and fixing tasks around the home (if somebody can locate that thread, please provided the link in a response). However, there may be some products that we may find tough to repair or even fix in some temporary fashion in the absence of being unable to get somebody expert in the field to come home and resolve it due to the lockdown. In some cases, we just have to go back to the old-fashioned way of doing things.
Take, for example, the spin tub of my Panasonic washing machine. The plastic rim of it just came off after a thunderous noise when it was switched on. So we are back to the old method of scrubbing and washing the clothes by hand. Then there is a laptop whose screen monitor is on the verge of a divorce from its keyboard! The center of the part that connects the two snapped and a wad of cotton is the only thing saving the precarious marriage. The laptop is on a table now, permanently leaning against a pillow put against the wall as it cannot be shut. In the kitchen, the steel lemon squeezer one fine day protested about why should it work when everyone is taking a break, so with a gleeful shout snapped itself in two. Now we are back to squeezing lemons with our hands. A pair of tongs also got into the act and made a fantastic makeover twist, thanks to it being used to break a coconut (we didn't have anything else to break it with). Luckily, we do have another pair of tongs.
So that sums up the amusing things happening in my home and our patient wait for shops to open and customer services to resume. Any similar funny experiences at your home?