Well, ok, maybe more like the equivalent of "junk food" for thought.
I was thinking today "what is one's most precious possession"?
First to come to my mind were: my wedding ring, my photo albums, and the necklace my grandmother gave me- things that are IRREPLACEABLE.
Now, Now, no saying "the pups/ hounds", out there, because we all know that they are not possessions; Roommates? yes, friends, even adopted family,
in some cases, our domestic helpers-( physical trainer, therapist, bodyguard) in other cases (you know who you are) more like our employers- as we are their; nursemaids, chefs, doormen.
But what made me think about this, was the fact that my dishwasher died...
I will not dwell on the cause (other than to say that someone with a y chromosome ran it last :-)
I know that your dishwasher was probably NOT what came to mind when I said most precious possession, but you try doing all the dishes for a family of 7- (8 when my son's girlfriend eats over) and see if that perception doesn't change.....