So when I put it on low , it is on high, right?

@cynthiann (18613)
Jamaica
December 24, 2009 10:35am CST
Electric stove needed three new knobs - the ones that gauge the heat to work the stove, as they had got lost and no, I don't know who did it but suspect it was the work of the twins. We have been taking off the knobs and putting them on the other knobs to work the different burners - if you know what I mean. Burdensome really. So I bought three new knobs and a new burner so that the stove would be fully operational for Christmas cooking. Gave them to daughter to put on the stove but she gave the job to her brother as she said she was scared to insert the new burner. This is where she went wrong as this son is dyslexic and although he is fully literate he sometimes slips. And this is ones of the times he slipped as he put on the sticky thingies that show high and low and all ranges in between, back to front. So I have now to remember to turn to low if I want the burner to really be high! Just another thing that will be confusing as it is two knobs for the burners and one knob for the oven. So hard to remember which one is which! What did I say? Nada. I gave him a big kiss and hug and thanked him for doing this job for me. I will go back to the shop after Christmas and hopefully will be able to purchase just the sticky things that indicate the heat and try to do it myself. Tomorrow is going to be hilarious when I start cooking. In this situation, what would you have done? Christmas Blessings to you all.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
24 Dec 09
Hi cynthiann, well I'd have peeled them off and put them back on the right way when he wasn't watching.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 09
They can peel off? I did not know that! Perhaps we can try tonight. You know - I do not think that they can peel off - am going to call daughter. Daughter says she doesn't think so and she is not going to try as he may notice.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
24 Dec 09
You said they were sticky, so if they peel on they must peel off. I think.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 09
She said that it may get wrinkly and then he would know. I will wait until next week - no time to take that on today. I live in tnteresting times!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
24 Dec 09
I am real sure i would not have been as nice as u were about it, lol. That would drive me nuttier than what i alredy am.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 09
I"ll just have to get use to it
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@Hatley (164220)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Dec 09
hi cynthiann wow so the names of the knobs are all screwed around well that well be really hilarious when you start doing all the Christmas cooking. well I think I would have done the same thing as its not worth hurting your dyslexic son's feeling as you can get new stickers it will be okay. Merry Day before Christmas and Merry Christmas too. to all of you. hugs from Hatley.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
24 Dec 09
Even if they do not sell the decals alone I will get used to it. Meantime - I am sure that I will be making so many mistakes. He has suffered so much during his life by being dyslexic - I could not ever hurt him. I have to build his self esteem - which is low as he is without a job - not tear it down. Happy Christmas! I just don't know what number to use for the turkey to be on 300 tomorrow
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Dec 09
painted the wrong way knob a totally different color?
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
25 Dec 09
okay my old stove there was no indication anymore as the numbers were worn off, I took the knobs off and put back on play with the heat of the burners until I found which way to put it back on that was exactly right, I might have taken me 15 minutes to figure it out.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I would probably end up burning everything I tried to cook because I would not remember that they were on wrong. Good luck with cooking tomorrow.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
26 Dec 09
Oh dear! If it was me I would be very confused very quickly! How sweet of you not to mention it to your son! I told my husband about your predicament and he remembered the time he had to mark the irrigation wheel on his dad’s farm so that everybody would know which way to turn it for the irrigation to come on; it was important because other farmers in the area were using it too. He did the job and felt proud of himself until his dad told him that both arrows were pointing in the same direction! I would do what you are doing and manage with upside down stickers until he leaves and then get new ones, got to be kind!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 09
Well. when 3 burners stopped working on Christmas morning my daughter went and got her stove and gave it to me. It was being stored at her fiance's house. She had brought everything down here when she left NC. So now I have a brand new flat top stainless steel piewce of heaven. Am so happy. will try to sell the old stove as is and tell them about the back to front decals
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
29 Dec 09
That's great! A brand new stove, good to hear, enjoy!
@jkcokley (267)
• United States
25 Dec 09
wow. Merry Christmas . I hope your dinner turns out wonderful. But can't you take the knobs back off and put them back on the right way?
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 10
I missed this - sorry. It was not the knobs but the stcky decal that is on the knobs that was put on wrong.
@jkcokley (267)
• United States
17 Jan 10
okay, I get it now. Have you got them replaced yet.
@tjades (3591)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 10
If I was in your shoes I would needle the daughter everytime something went wrong such as something got burnt etc. All in fun though. If it was any of my sisters who did that, knowing us as siblings that person would never hear the end of it for sometime. She would just have to brace herself for the needling that was sure to come. Being that it was done by soimeone who is dyslexic no hard feelings would be held at all. I would just work with it until it could be corrected again.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
16 Jan 10
It ended up beautifully - my daughter gave me her flat top that she had shipped out last July
@dorannmwin (36654)
• United States
28 Dec 09
I have to admit that my first response to this was to ask my husband if he thought you'd been in our bathroom. Only in that situation, when you turn the water to cold it is on hot instead. I do have to say that this is of no fault of someone that I know even though we did totally redo the bathroom when we bought the house. When our house was originally built, the lines were put in backward and so when we bought our new shower fixture, the sticker was already on it and there was nothing that we could do about it without hiring a plumber to come in and change the lines. That costs a lot more money than learning to realize that when you think the water is cold it is hot and vice versa. We've been dealing with it for eight months now, and now my issue comes into play when I am taking a shower at someone else's house.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 09
It was horrible on 'Christmas day as three burners stopped working. Bottom line is that daughter brought me her new stainless steel flat top electric stove that she has stored at her fiance's house. So I am going to sell the old one as is! It is so wonderful and I am so happy with it. She had shipped all her household things to Jamaica when she left N.C. so I am happy to receive the stove. She bought it and 'scratch and bent' and it does have a scratch at one side that is hidden by adjoining cupboards. So it has ended on a high note. I was getting so confused.
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I would have done the same thing as you but later would try to take the sticky off the knob and re do them instead of buying a new one. I hope you had a great Christmas. We did, though we'll be going Sunday for another dinner, but no exchanging of gifts, lol. Today dad's supposed to come by and we'll give him his gift.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 09
We had a wonderful Christmas and my son and GF came on 26th. She has just fitted in with family so well and we think that she is great. I am hoping that this si the ONE for him. He is 33 so it is a good time to settle down. I met her last year in the U.K. but only twice so this time it is different. She can see the Island and see where he comes from and if she likes the place. Because he will come back one day. Am so happy that you had a good Christmas
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I would be very careful! LOL.....hope you are having a wonderful Christmas! And that everything turned out okay!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
28 Dec 09
Evertyhing turned out better than expected. ReaD #12. We are having a wonderful time together
• United States
25 Dec 09
You are right he ment well. He was also given the duty from his sibling as well fully knowing his situation. She could of put the sticky things on the knobs for him. Oh well just try to remember what you are doing & don't burn or under cook your food.
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
25 Dec 09
So What's cooking dear friend??? Merry Christmas! Bodhi
@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
25 Dec 09
This is so hilarious, lol! I hope everything works out all right. You will have to let us know how it goes. This is quite a mix-up. I don't know what I would have done. Kathy.