Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Great Juicer Instruction Booklet Mystery

Because I haven’t used my nifty electric juicer for a long time, I decided to give it to a girl who works for Mr. Pop. I also wanted to give her the instruction/recipe booklet that came with the juicer. I’ve had the juicer for three years.

Okay, a little personal note. I keep the instructions to everything mechanical that we purchase. I’m goofy like that. So to find the instruction book for the juicer should be a piece of cake…..should be.

I have gone through all my files, all my kitchen drawers and every damned place I know to look. The juicer instructions are no where to be found.

I did find the instructions to a TV that we haven’t owned for ten years. The instructions for a frig we haven’t owned for three years. The instructions for a coffee maker I don’t even remember owning. And about ten more booklets whose time has long passed.

Why is it with all my careful preservation of instruction booklets, this is the only one that I can’t find? I have about driven myself insane with this search. Oh, and did I mention I also found the instructions for the fondue set (now long gone) I was given about 30 years ago?

19 Comments:

Blogger Distributorcap said...

since you are a collector, i am sending you the instruction booklets to everything i have bought in the past 30 years, including the 8 track player and VCR

August 14, 2008 2:36 AM  
Blogger Fixer said...

I keep the instructions to everything mechanical that we purchase.

You and me both. The practice has got me out of a jam more than once. Thing is, you gotta go through and 'cull the herd' every couple years, though the other day I found everything for a computer I haven't had (5 years) in a while too ...

August 14, 2008 2:44 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

i have tons of booklets and yes, i can never find the one that i need.

it must be a genetic thing. my dad had a manual for a hudson teraplane? car in his basement. he never owned the car tho!

August 14, 2008 4:52 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

I keep all the instructions/warranty booklets in a neat pile. I've never actually needed any, but when I do, it's going to take a couple of days to find the right one.

Maybe I should alphabetize them. Yeah, maybe next year.

August 14, 2008 5:02 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

And in 10 years when you'll be looking for some other instruction booklet, you'll find the one for the juicer.

August 14, 2008 5:33 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

An instruction booklet? Is that the paper stuff that I put into the recycling???

August 14, 2008 5:39 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

My wife is like that too. Anytime we get something new, she goes through all of the paperwork. Sometimes she has to dig through the trash to find it because I throw it out as soon as I see it, but she finds it and saves it.

August 14, 2008 5:44 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

i save them all too- but mysteriously, my breadmaker book went missing. sigh. depending on the brand- many manufacturers have the pdf booklets on line. that's where i found my white and whole wheat bread recipes- and pizza dough. give it a try :)

August 14, 2008 6:09 AM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You sound like my girlfriend, she keeps all the paper work on everything, even the stuff we've gotten rid of.

August 14, 2008 6:31 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Just have her watch one of those Jack Lalane juicer infomercials. Or get large sheets of plastic, cover everything in the kitchen, then experiment.

August 14, 2008 6:40 AM  
Blogger DCup said...

I'd be worried that I juiced the booklet just to see what would happen!

August 14, 2008 7:58 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Oh yes. Maw has huge files of instruction books. Though we have never owned a juicer.

Luf, Us

August 14, 2008 9:29 AM  
Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

So the missing juicer instruction book is just a metaphor for our missing Constitution, right? ;)

August 14, 2008 10:34 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

so sorry, PoP--
but, isn't it The Law?
the one you're looking for is the one that's lost.

so, why not try looking for the booklet for the vacuum cleaner or the DVD player? mebbe you'll find the one for the juicer?

it's worth a shot, anyway.

August 14, 2008 10:34 AM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

You're funny! My wife is like that but i throw everything away often to pay for it later. A Juicer sounds pretty much self dictatorial no?

August 14, 2008 2:40 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I have a file called instructions and warrenties. It too never seems to have THE instructions or warranty I am looking for.

August 14, 2008 9:32 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I have a file called instructions and warrenties. It too never seems to have THE instructions or warranty I am looking for.

August 14, 2008 9:33 PM  
Blogger dguzman said...

I also have all those things in a file. Perhaps your juicer book is in my file?

August 15, 2008 1:03 PM  
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