Kenmore Retailer Donates Old Refrigerators to Playground
on 11/15/2004 (2)
Good Appliance and Electronics of Sausage, North Carolina has recently donated over twenty-five old refrigerators to the Sausage County Children's Park and Playground said Park Commissioner John Gordon.
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"We've been selling Kenmore appliances for over thirty years," said Good Appliance owner Thomas Good. "We aren't always able to sell all our fridges, so the old ones end up just getting left out back when the new models come in."
Over the past thirty years, this had amounted to just over thirty refrigerators.
"We started running out of room," said Good. "The garbage men wouldn't take them and the neighboring businesses began to complain."
"They weren't just in back anymore, they were slowly moving into my business too, assimilating everything in their paths," said Harry Edelstein, owner of the neighboring comic book store and one of thousands of people across the country that are inexplicably afraid of the fictitious Star Trek race known as the Borg. "Resistance is futile," he later added.
Good began looking into options of disposal for the extra refrigerators but he found most of these methods to "cost money" or "take up time". Then a field trip for his son's second grade class gave him the answer.
"My son's class came to view the store and see how a business is run," said Good. "Unfortunately, I was federally indited on drug charges that day, so while I was beaten mercilessly for resisting arrest, I sent the children to play in the back."
Good spent the next several hours at the local police station before killing hundreds of police officers and civilians as he shot his way out of the police station in what can only be described as "a far more interesting story than any about refrigerators could ever be".
Upon returning to the store, Good checked on the children, worried that they might have gotten in trouble while he had been detained.
"I was worried they might have began watching some of the adult video channels or that they were selling my products below retail price," said Good. "This is a business after all, not a charity."
Good found no such chaos.
"The Children had gone outside to play hide and seek in the refrigerators," said Good. "Most of them had so much fun that they wore themselves out and fell asleep right inside the refrigerators! It was a precious site."
Recalling the state of the current park and the dozens of times renovations had been turned down by the City Counsel due to funding concerns, Good contacted Park Commissioner Gordon and let him know that they could take as many refrigerators as they wanted for use in the park.
"The park was in terrible condition, it really needed some improvements," said Good. "Plus, I kinda felt bad since I have been voting against park renovations for the past ten years simply to protest the counsel's decision against my proposal for robots that would guard the entrance to town."