Monday, September 06, 2010

Microwave or Fridge?

I bought Cory a microwave for his dorm room last week, since his roommate already had a refrigerator.  I thought it might come in handy, but he's decided that he really doesn't need one, so I'm taking it back. He says the coffee maker will be good enough, because mostly he just needs hot water - for his tea and ramen.

He said what they really needed was a bigger refrigerator.  Now, they obviously can't have full-size kitchen appliances in the dorm room, and no-one would want to carry them up the stairs anyway, but the tiny little refrigerator his roommate brought just doesn't hold much of anything.  They've already filled it up in the first couple days of college.

So, we looked for a good deal on compact refrigerators and found one that looked like a good deal - and went and bought that yesterday.   Yes, it cost more than the microwave, but I'd rather spend the money on something that he actually needs and will use. He can keep some drinks in there, milk for some cereal, leftover pizza, whatever. If he really needs to heat something up, there is a kitchen somewhere in the dorm. He can use an oven.

Now, his roommate will either have to take his home next time he goes, or they'll just have two.  They won't take up much more room than having a microwave and refrigerator.

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1 comment:

  1. I don't know what we'd do without a microwave :) Have a great year, Cory.


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