While making some toast the other morning, I noticed something funny on my toaster.
Looks innocent enough, right?
Here’s a closer look…there on the left.
See it? The ‘cancel’ button.
What is a ‘cancel’ button doing on a toaster?
When you put your bread, toaster pastry or bagel in a toaster you know what is going to happen. TOAST! No puzzle there.
Maybe it’s for the time you put your bread in the toaster, and all of a sudden decide…”Wait!!! I don’t want any toast!!! Quick, cancel that toast!! Cancel, cancel…abort the toast!”
Can you imagine how the ‘cancel’ button came to be on the toaster?
Maybe the toaster tester (doesn’t that sound like a fun job) was at the plant testing out a new model with his pop-tart. He pops his pop-tart into the toaster, and only second later decides he doesn’t want his pop-tart toasted because the jelly filling gets lava hot. Only, his toaster doesn’t have a ‘cancel’ button, so he has to sit and wait for his pop-tart to continue cooking against his wishes. All the while he is thinking “cancel, cancel, abort!”
And, that must be the story of how the ‘cancel’ button on the toaster came to be.