Tales from the refrigerator chronicles

“The refrigerator is one of those inventions that has metamorphosed far beyond its original intended function… who would have dreamed fifty years ago that the big metal box in the kitchen would also become a giant scrap book/photo album/bulletin board/message center? Maybe in some kitchen in a parallel universe far, far away, there’s an unadorned refrigerator, humming silently along with not one magnet, photo or note clinging to its sides, but here on Earth, everyone I know has a fridge that looks like something like mine — a box with every available surface covered with a jumbled collection of photos, notes, grocery lists.”