In collaboration with Issac L. (13 years old)
If I could be anything, I would be a refrigerator. Yes, that indispensable electronic gadget standing in every modern kitchen.
I would be a pretty important fella for without me, those incompetent humans won’t be able to cope with their daily routines. They would have to run to the wet market or supermarket to buy fresh produce every day. That would be an impossible feat for most people in today’s world as everybody is constantly busy.
A refrigerator is a pretty hardy and sturdy fellow that could live for several decades. My owner would truly appreciate me as I would be functioning until I am completely spoilt. He needn’t reach deeply into his pockets every other year to replace me. Aren’t I sweet for being so considerate to keep his household expenses down?
Life as a stationary refrigerator is never boring. There are always new residents moving in and they are always happy to have a cool and comfortable place to stay. All kinds of foodstuffs; meats, vegetables, fruits, leftovers and drinks find me a good home. They stay fresh and well until my owner decides to move them into his stomach.
I could also make ice cubes. Folks need only pour some water into a partitioned container. After 30 minutes, the water would have become ice. The first thing my owner does when he returns home from work or the gym is to take an ice cube and pop it into his mouth to soothe his parched throat.
Families make me their centre for communication – family members leave messages for one another; telephone numbers for the local police, fire departments and other emergency contacts are stuck on me. In fact, my owner kept me as his handy reference for his doctor, plumber, electrician, mechanic and even his bevy of girlfriends.
These are just some of the tasks that I perform for my owner. It is time to rest now, so I would leave my next interesting tale for tomorrow.