Writing Prompt: Wronged Objects
If your furniture, appliances, and other inanimate objects at home had feelings and emotions, to which item would you owe the biggest apology?
How exciting that my prompt was used today. My intention is to read everyone’s post. As for my post…
My poor refrigerator. I’ve abused it over the years by placing inside it all manner of horrible so called foods. It has seen the likes of boxed juices filled with chemicals, GMO products, frozen processed goods and many other unmentionables. To my fridge, I apologize to you. I treated you like a second class citizen. You deserve more than the poisons I once filled you with. You deserve a host of non-GMO fruits and vegetables and freshly made foods. What did you do that you had to endure frozen dinners? Why did I force you to put up with the smell of chemicals that nearly chocked you to death? I’m sorry. I should have never exposed you to such horrible frankenfoods. I was ignorant, however. At the time, I didn’t know any better. I thought I could trust the corporations that provided me with a vast variety of foods to eat. Foods indeed. There is nothing “food” like about most of what they sell. I’ve since learned that 90% of what is sold in supermarkets is not food. I’ve learned to read the ingredients and was shocked into awareness. I know it has been more than 10 years since I’ve put anything horrible inside you. But I could feel the distance between us and I wanted to formally apologize, so that we could continue our relationship unhindered by our sour past and my behavior based on my ignorance. I know you’ve thought about it over the years. I know it bothered you. But you never complained. I felt terrible all those years and I am sorry that I didn’t apologize to you sooner. Are we cool now?