He was perhaps right; although for me, it comes in fives. My coffee pot semi-died in December and I immediately bought a new one, although the company quickly sent a replacement part for the bad one, since it was still under warranty. If you have read my history with coffee pots, you know that I will soon be (if not already) on the national coffee pot makers list of "do-not-sell-to-this-woman-or-you will-regret-it".
The next day, I tried to make corned beef and cabbage in my crock-pot, which was a gift to me 13 years ago. Suffice it to say that after 6 hours of cooking, the meat was still pink and the carrots were rock hard. I don't know if the thermostat is done for - or what the problem might be. Finally, at nearly 9pm, we got dinner. It was really tasty, but hardly worth waiting that long. I think there is a new stainless steel crock pot in my future!
So, whaddya think? Am I the brunt of a conspiracy between the appliances or is it just karma? Should I scrap everything and start anew? As I see it, the trouble with that would be having everything crap out again in that familiar domino pattern some time in the future. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and buy new appliances, but I hope I can stagger the purchases somewhat to avoid a future Duke-of-Earle-Domino-Effect.