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It’s enough to make your blood boil.


You know what it’s like, you can never find a thermometer when you need one. This is the collection from my house and sure enough  there is at least four others I couldn’t find.

When I was a kid, a mercury thermometer held pride of place on our kitchen’s window sill. It was an important weapon in my mother’s medical arsenal. And more importantly, it worked.

The price range for the thermometers here is from about $130 down to just $6. Just as the prices vary considerably so do the temperatures each device shows.


This thermometer is the pits, it gives a different reading each and every time it is used. It fluctuates by as much as five degrees Celsius and It’s also one of the most expensive.

(See what I did there; pits, arm pits.)


This thermometer is probably the most accurate and one of the cheapest.



In my opinion you can stick most of the new electronic thermometers up your bottom. Which is where they often end up. The surest way to stop my temperature from rising is with an old fashioned mercury thermometer. A thermometer that actually works.


About ispiderbook

Anthony is a first time novelist who is based in Sydney Australia.

2 responses to “It’s enough to make your blood boil.

  1. Yeah, I can’t even find those mercury ones anymore. You’d think those digital types would be simpler, but I can never figure out how to clear the reading!

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