I had a fight with my can openers. None of them were working properly and I had to borrow one in order to finish the dinner I was preparing- Black Bean Chicken. Here is the back story to this.
Before Christmas my husband asked me what I wanted. I told him what I really want is an under the cabinet can opener. I wanted ease in opening cans because all of mine were either broken or almost broken. We had one growing up and it was easy to use and out of the way to free up counter space. Perfect solution right? Hubby said, Really, that's what you want, okay! Christmas came and I opened a box from him and it was an electric can opener. I should be thrilled right. Husband looks confused. You said you wanted a can opener didn't you? Yes I did.....But, I wanted an under the cabinet one. He told me that he couldn't find one.
Me: How many stores did you go to?
Him: One. It wasn't there so I thought this one looked okay.
Me: Sometimes you have to check out more than just one store dear.... I'll show him how its done.
I returned that one and armed with cash ( wow, it was more expensive than I thought) was on a quest to find THE can opener. I went to 5 stores and nothing. Do they not make them anymore? Can't be. The 6th store I threw in the towel and just bought an electric one. It's better than the junk I have at home, I thought. I found one much cheaper and brought it home. The very next day I try to open a can and it breaks. Cheap can opener!
So today when I was in the middle of preparing dinner I forgot that I had no working can openers. You can't make black bean chicken without black beans so I had to pry open the can. I was so mad that I had a beautiful can opener but didn't like it enough to keep it. Guess who calls me when I'm in the middle of my rage... husband. "So I gave you the right gift all along, huh"? He's right again. Oh I hate that.