Salt and Pepper Shakers.
Their obsolescent state is only that one of them is broken. And what’s a pair of salt and pepper shakers if only the salt works?
I saw these at a friend’s house and coveted them. Next time we visited they gave a duplicate set to us. Sweet. And I forgot them there. They lived in another city, so not quite so easy to get. I ended up buying them at one of those kitchen shops.
They worked well for about a year or so. Then gradually the pepper (which gets the most use) started not being so easy to fill and the grinding went ever so slowly slower.
Till it stopped working and I lost incentive to attempt to fix them. Besides, my infatuation with the modern design had passed.
They aren’t nearly as cute as the hen and rooster pair.
Status: They have already left the building. Hooray. Seek out another set that doesn’t cost a fortune.
Kill-ratio: 28:3 / ~9:1
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