Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Revolutionary "Family Hub"

One of the more useless “high-tech” products recently being advertised on TV is the Samsung “Family Hub” refrigerator. The ideal companion for your smart phone, at a suggested retail price of just under a budget busting $7000, it’s the smart, Internet friendly fridge with three amazing cameras inside! Now you can check what’s chillin' on your iPhone while you walk through the supermarket frozen food aisle. Really? Do I really need something like this? I guess it might be handy if I had a fridge like the one in their demo photos. 

Their entire sample refrigerator contains: 

  • 2 bottles of pop
  • 1 small cake
  • 1 bowl of fruit(?)
  • 1 small plate of what looks like a desert
  • 1 bowl of green stuff with cherry tomatoes
  • 2 deviled eggs on a plate
Who has a fridge like that? I suppose if you live alone, eat out a lot, and don't cook much...maybe. But with a fridge that contains only 6 things do you really need to double check it when you make your once-a-month trip to the supermarket? Particularly when you're probably just there to buy a 6 pack of beer.

Out of curiosity, I went to our fridge just now and made a list of what’s in it:

  • 1 small container of ham salad
  • 1 large container of cole slaw, half eaten
  • 1 ½ gallons of milk
  • A pitcher of water with celery sticking out of it.
  • 3 steaks thawing
  • 1 foil covered bowl (I think it's leftover pork barbecue)
  • ½ pan of dried out chocolate pudding desert, at least a week old
  • 1 large watermelon
  • 4 bottles of pop
  • 5 cartons of low-carb chocolate protein shake 
  • 2 egg cartons (how many eggs inside unknown)
  • 1 large tub of cream cheese
  • 1 large tub of cottage cheese
  • 1 large tub of sour cream
  • 1 tub of Cool Whip
  • 2 lb. butter
  • 2 packages shredded cheese
  • 2 jars mayonnaise
  • 1 jar grape jelly
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 1 jar pickle relish
  • 1 bottle steak sauce
  • 1 bottle Sriracha sauce
  • 1 bottle soy sauce
  • 1 bottle ketchup
  • Several bottles of salad dressing in assorted flavors
  • 6 ears of corn
  • 1 bottle of coffee creamer
  • 2 crisper drawers full of wilted veggies
  • 3 vials of insulin

If there were three cameras in our fridge, do you know what you’d see? A half empty jug of milk, a watermelon and a pitcher of celery.

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