The other day, my mom, who was visiting from Kansas, bought me a blender for smoothie related purposes. (Thanks mom!) When we brought it home, my roommate insisted that he had a blender, had owned one for months, and this new one was unnecessary. We gave it a look, of course, and my suspicions were quickly confirmed: There was no such blender in the apartment. My roommate was clearly suffering from Phantom Blender Syndrome, or PBS.
Phantom Blender Syndrome isn’t talked about much, despite the fact that as many as one in seven Americans suffer from it. Don’t believe me? Do you own a blender? Are you really sure about it? Why don’t you go check? Go ahead, I can wait.
Well? Did you have one? Most of you probably did, but some of you will have found no blender- maybe it got sold at a garage sale, or it got lost in a move, or it broke ages ago, or you only thought you purchased one- whatever reason you don’t have one, you’re a sufferer of Phantom Blender Syndrome.
You don’t have to suffer alone- there are countless people out there just like you, who keep planning to make a smoothie, not knowing that they actually can’t do it. It’s hard, I know, but there is help out there.
The first step is admitting that you don’t actually own a blender. Once you do that, anything is possible.