Is it just me being insanely anal, or does anyone else wish the inside of his refrigerator looked like this?
Right? Pictures in design magazines of gorgeous kitchens, ads for refrigerators or food storage containers, make me totally nuts, because somehow they’ve got me buying into the idea that’s it’s realistic to think the inside of my refrigerator could look like that. Personally, I like food too much for my refrigerator to look like that. But you factor in the three kids, the husband, and my general state of holy-crap-everything-is-spinning-out-of-control and there’s not a chance. Still, I strive …
So, recently I signed up to start having our milk delivered by “the milkman”. I’m not sure that’s how he would refer to himself. He’s a driver for a local dairy. But he’s so much more than that, and there is really nothing as indulgent feeling as having “the milkman” deliver your milk to a white metal box outside the back door. At the very least, my milk containers (and lemonade and cider containers) now look like this:
This is the point at which I am supposed to show you a picture of the inside of my refrigerator with said glass bottles inside. However, absolutely nothing else about the inside of my refrigerator looks like the fantasy, so I’ve got to keep that to myself. Even so, every time I open the refrigerator and see my glass bottles, I am overcome with warmth and happiness.
My love for the milkman is more than just the beauty of the bottles in the refrigerator or the incredible feeling of the weight of the glass bottle when you pour your milk. All around, it’s one of those little things that just makes life better.
1. The bottles are beautiful.
2. The milk is delicious, and comes from a local dairy.
3. We return the glass bottles every week, so we can feel comfortable knowing that the whole process is environmentally friendly.
4. Milk (and other groceries) miraculously appear at our back door without me having to make yet another trip to the supermarket.
5. The man who delivers the milk is thoughtful and friendly. He actually goes out of his way to take care of us and give us good service. There is a hell of a lot to be said for paying a premium for better service. The relationship is more personal, more thoughtful, a hell of a lot more like the way that people should interact.
6. Nothing beats the nostalgia factor.
Now, if I could just get my hands on these milk bottles featured on Design You Trust today: