I went out and bought a new scale yesterday. The one I bought last year broke. It wasn’t just the battery needed replacing or it got wet and it shorted out. No, it broke. Rather, I, yours truly, broke it. I stepped on the scale and the plastic broke. How does a scale manufacturer make a scale that a person stepping on it can break the plastic?
We still used the scale since it was practically brand new at the time of the crime. The weight still registered but recently, the crack in the plastic started getting longer and longer and the numbers on the scale started dropping in direct proportion to the length of the crack. Needless to say I know I didn’t drop 30 pounds in a week, although I really did like to see that number on the scale.
So yesterday, I bought a scale and promptly put on about 35 pounds.