Remember back when I painted the kitchen scales, with the view to delay their replacement? Well, it delayed the replacement for over one year. I would suggest that the paint was a waste of money. I demanded new scales for my birthday, not that I ever use them, well rarely.
Since R spent so much money on my last birthday, I thought I would let him off lightly this year, but of course he managed to find an expensive set of scales and very nice they are too. As I won't see him on my birthday, he gave them to me tonight. I am pleased with them but also puzzled. Tell you why in a bit.
Now normally the conversation would go back and forth about what to do with the old ones, with me wanting to keep them and R wanting to throw them out. I thought that they were indestructible, but mysteriously, they have become broken. I blame Little Jo. She must have vaulted onto the bench top and sat on them. So, there is no option but to chuck them out. Years ago, I would have sat down with a screwdriver and worked out why they are broken and possibly fix them, but my curiosity about such matters is declining as my years increase. I am getting used to our ready to dispose society.
Now if you are not used to using domestic electric scales, what you do is place your bowl on the scales, switch the unit on and it zeros itself. You then add the ingredients to the bowl, plate or whatever for weighing.
But on these scales, there is also an option for weighing liquid and getting a millilitre or fluid ounce read out. How does this work you mathematicians?
Isn't the weight of a litre of water different to the weight of a litre of treacle? How can the scales tell me the volume of liquid by weighing it? (the first person who uses the word mass in their comment will get a punch on the nose) Perhaps I need to do an experiment.
PS Vik, something arrived from Japan in today's post. I will open everything tomorrow.