Oops. I broke something. It was really dumb. I was defrosting some chili in a bowl in the fridge overnight and instead of microwaving the chili in a room temperature bowl I got lazy and tried microwaving the chili in the cold bowl. Yup, epic fail.
The bowl cracked and of course it was part of a discontinued set from Crate & Barrel. I went online and saw that the bowl was still in stock with limited quantities but even though the damage was my fault I wondered if C&B had some kind of grace policy. I was right about to email C&B's Customer Service when a little dialogue box opened. It was their "Live Chat" Customer Service. I chatted online to a customer rep and she was able to send me a replacement bowl for free. How wonderful! I love C&B. My friend, Shelby (woot woot!), likes to say "It never hurts to ask." Very true, very true indeed.
SO, rather than throw away the damaged bowl I decided to wash it, reuse it, and make it my new spoon rest! Ta-dah! Yes, I have issues.