When we finally found our old electric blanket last year and plugged it in, it sizzled and sparked and smelled funny. We took this to be a possible bad sign.
My dilemma: I couldn't bear to send it to a thrift store to masquerade as a properly functioning electric blanket, lying in wait to deceive -- or injure -- some poor unsuspecting consumer. But I also couldn't bear to send what would be a perfectly good blanket of the non-electric variety to clog up a landfill.
So I did what any crazy person in possession of a sewing machine would do: opened it up along the top, pulled out all of the wires, darned the hole where the plug had been, sewed the top closed again, and then sent it to a thrift store.
But now I want to know: What would you have done if this were your blanket? Honestly, I'm curious. I find it fascinating to learn about the habits of normal humans. Delurk, 'fess up, leave a comment.