There’s Broken and Then There’s Broken-Broken

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A broken tea kettle

My kettle is broken. The flip cap won’t open at all. It used to open with the touch of a button. Then the button only released the cap; to get the top completely opened required pulling on the cap. Now, it won’t open at all. The cap hasn’t opened in almostĀ a full year.

And so, while it’s broken, it’s not broken-broken. I can still use it and do use it every day. I simply fill up the kettle via the pour spout.

This process of using a partially broken, but still functional kettle makes me wonder about the thought process we go through by which we determine when the functional downgrade of fault equipment or devices has gone too far.

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