Try this: Type WP31001575 into your Google browser and see what you get. Go ahead, amuse me.
Amazing isn’t it? Aren’t you astounded? Well, I was.
Let's back up: Our 25-year-old Maytag drier stopped heating the clothes. We called our appliance repairman—Victor, originally from the Ukraine—who has a similar power over 25-year-old washers and driers that Ryan Gosling has over 25-year-old women.
Several hundred dollars later, Victor had repaired the drier, and now the thing works like a charm. Hot clothes again.
By the way, I said to Victor as he headed out, can you replace the burnt-out bulb in our 25-year-old washing machine?
Victor screw-drivered open the washer, studied the old bulb and went out to check in his truck. No, he had no such bulb.
Too bad. That little light in the washer was useful… well, quaint the way it came on when we slid back the lid… but useful at night.
Victor made a suggestion. Google this number—WP31001575—just type it in. You will find the bulb, and they will ship it to you.
So I did and they did.
And there you have it. Type WP31001575 and put in your order and in 4 days the tiny bulb for a 25-year-old Maytag washer will come in the mail. "They" ship it to you. They, the gods of the internet. They, the tiny forces that respond to your most obscure and trivial wish by taking a request and relaying it to other theys who find stuff and wrap it and give it to other theys who make sure the stuff you need comes to you in a little envelope labeled with your name and the name of the thing itself—WP31001575—just like that.
And here it is.