Of Coffee And Shiny New Lessons

If you were having coffee with me we would be trying out my shiny new kettle……

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I would thank you for visiting and let you know that you are like my shiny new kettle, with the wonky instructions manual, hard to understand but absolutely worth it……

if you can make sense of this…..

In case you are curious and wondering what happened to the old kettle…. I tried to fix it and I failed… I also learnt a few things too…

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You know when an appliance comes with the warning tag No User Serviceable Parts, what they mean is Do Not Attempt To Fix This by Yourself unless you are trained professional but I still insist on taking it as a personal challenge……

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that there are lots of things I have learnt, which is my fancy way of telling you that I may or may not have made some mistakes in life….

Things I learned not to do in life……..

Never Ever:

  • Check the temperature of water in a kettle by dipping hand into the kettle….
  • Touch hot stove tops……..
  • Kick at snakes venomous or otherwise, in fact, snakes should just stay away from me please and thank you …….
  • Poke wasps nests with a stick……..
  • Play in traffic……..
  • Look for shoes under the bed with a candle…
  • Super glue fingers together…
  • Lick the inside metal of the freezer…
  • Put metal objects in electricity outlets….
  • Lick electric wires to taste check if there is power….
  • Look under a lawnmower to see why it’s making so much noise……….
  • NOT Check the ceiling height and clearance for low hanging chandeliers and any other ornaments before tossing a toddler into the air over your head….
  • And when I write a book to check for errors extensively before I have it published
  • and lastly……
    ever …….. look inside a lady’s handbag….

If you were having coffee with me I won’t tell you what I saw, but I have learnt my lesson, curiosity kills nine lived cats and I have only one.

How has your week been? I hope your weekend is going great.

If you were coffee with me, I would tell you that I have been following social media commentary on a book titled From A to B written by South African TV personality Bonang.


Her book has been making a buzz because of typos and grammar problems. It is kind of weird to note most of the people who have suddenly become book critics well havent read the book but have just seen the same screenshot(s) from the book circulating on the interweb and have formed opinions and made remarks of not only the book, but the author as well, as if one wakes up and decides what typos should I make in my book today. Ironically enough I spotted a tweet or two with grammar atrocities busy making fun of Bonang’s typos……

While I am not excusing the author, I mean one owes it to the people who are going to spend their hard earned money on you to create something worth their time and the publishing companies ought to do their due diligence instead of damage control

What do you think?




photocredit Bonang Instagram




  1. Those kettle instructions were like reading some kind of poetry I simply can’t understand.

    Have an understandable and grammatically-correct week.

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  2. If I was having coffee with you, I might bring a teabag! That shiny new kettle with the crazy instructions looks like it’d be even better for making tea!! 😉

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    1. They experience is the best teacher…. A somewhat cruel teacher if you ask me with cruel and unusual teaching methods lolic

      the idea of using candles is sometimes romantic but they need attention or they will burn your house down…….

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  3. First your coffee maker fiasco made me laugh, but secondly, I agree, the publisher should have done their due diligence in making sure the editor did their job and helped critique/correct any mistakes made in the book.

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    1. The instructions are out of this world I read them over a thousand times….. decided to share them over the internet so I wont suffer alone ^_^
      Thank you for dropping by

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      1. You just like the newer ones cause they are shiny hahahahahaha…. Me Too…. now if only that instruction manual made sense……


    1. hahahahahaha …. eventually after a good laugh I figured out how to operate…. brewing the perfect cuppa isnt exactly rocket science… but some science might be required and a dictionary and pictures..

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      1. I think the economics are that said metal should last forever and ever and ever and ever and you wont ever need to buy another kettle ever again…. sounds economics hmmm

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    1. The old one had become rather shocking really, I would recommend its utilisation under extreme caution and rubber insulation gloves the kind electricians wear……
      Thank you for dropping by much appreciated


  4. Hello, loved the article. Your list of things not to do is quite interesting. I have always wondered how of a charge you get when you “taste” is there is electricity in the wires. I’m too much of a coward to do it myself.

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  5. I will remember not to buy a kettle with “special” instructions and not to test the temperature with my hand… you really should work for Health and safety executive you would earn a fortune *giggles* i like it here.

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    1. hahahahaha I want to work at the ministry of magic department of health…. I would earn a fortune in giggles…
      Thank you for the visit

      PS Buy any kettle you very well please ^_^ and then we can have a good laugh about I promise to try not to say I told you so,..

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