Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Columbia Walmart Supercenter
Open 24 Hours
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Carol Perkins: Where are My Glasses?
It's a problem lots of folks over 50 have: Mashing the right buttons on the fiendishly complicated microwaves. For Guy Perkins of Edmonton, KY, a stay in a luxury hotel in Birmingham, running the microwave for his nightly fix of popcorn, without glasses, was futile, yielding no popcorn - but, as one would suspect, a great Carol Perkins column on his way home, with twist.
Click on headline for complete column. Click on topic: Carol Perkins, for previous columns by he author and find links to recent columns, including "MCHSClas of 1964 Reunion."
By Carol Perkins
Guy travels with his job so he most often will use Priceline for finding good deals on lodging. Most of the time he will end up in a Holiday Inn Express or an equivalent, but this time was a huge surprise. He would be staying at the Renaissance Resort at Ross Bridge in Birmingham.
This just happens to be a famous course where the Champion Tour is played. Since he is a golfer, he was impressed to be right there where the seniors played. The area was also surrounded with shopping places in what was called The Village. I could see myself strolling from shop to shop. Instead, I was home watching a Hallmark movie.
Guy has a story to tell on his return home
When he came home he had a story to tell. He really didn’t want to tell me but it was just too good to keep. It is so good I need to share with you.
He had dined in a rather nice restaurant and returned to his room to watch TV. This is a typical night for Guy whether at home or on the road. Not the fine dining but the routine. His room was more like a small apartment. A refrigerator and sitting area and a kitchen area for the home away from home experience were more than he needed but once in awhile it is nice to be surrounded in luxury.
At nine o'clock it was time to indulge in his popcorn habit
Around nine o’clock he is in the habit of having popcorn. He looked around but didn’t find any complimentary popcorn (I would assume the hotel management did not want the smell of popcorn wafting through the halls of their fine hotel) but that didn’t occur to Guy. What did occur to him was that he had saved a bag of microwave popcorn from another hotel at another time, so he happily retrieved it.
Found no 'popcorn' button
The microwave, according to Guy, was located above the refrigerator as many of them are in other hotels. He opened the door and put the bag inside but noticed that there was no “popcorn” button like we have at home on our microwave. “Around three minutes should do it,” he thought, so he pushed the three and two zeros. Then he looked for the start button but couldn’t find it.
“I knew I better get my glasses at this point if I wanted to see how to operate this thing,” he said, building up to the climax of the story. I was clueless where this was headed.
It wasn't a microwave at all
“I put on my glasses and went back to what I thought was the microwave but soon realized this wasn’t a microwave at all.”
Guy had tried to pop his popcorn in the room safe.
Carol Perkins, the writer of this popular CM Column, is an author, owner and operator of Main Street Screenprinting, 601 S. Main Street, Edmonton, KY, Phones 270-432-3152 and 270-670-4913 and is co-host of Susan (Susan Shirley Chambers) & Carol (Carol Sullivan Perkins) on 99.1 The Hoss, regularly live at 10amCT, each Tuesday. Watch CM Events for topics/guests on the show.
This story was posted on 2014-12-21 07:40:15
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Carol Perkins:
Carol Perkins: MCHS Class of 1964 reunion
Chris Huffman, Brandon Bell on Susan and Carol - Unscripted
Carol Perkins: Thanksgiving with the Grandchildren
Carol Perkins: On the Road to Family
Carol Perkins: Memories from our Metcalfe Class of '64 reunion
Carol Perkins: Shopping networks are addictive
Carol Perkins: A patience testing incident on Brooks Road @ I-65
Carol Perkins: In moment of insanity, she's on Home tour
Carol Perkins: What happened in Vegas
Carol Perkins: Fluffy's wait is over. Fluffy II
View even more articles in topic Carol Perkins
Click for Info
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
Columbia in the Movies
from the archives of
Click for Stories
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.