I know my beater is dying, but I'm not sure if it's taking me to hell with it.
Last night I was using it while making some cupcakes and I noticed the motor was starting to make a burning smell. Then I noticed that the on/off switch was sparking inside the beater each time I turned it on.
This morning I got up early to make icing for the cakes and I looked down at the beater at one point only to notice that I had flicked the switch to off but it was still beating.
I reached somewhat tentatively for the power point to turn it off there, thinking, "If this sucker keeps on whizzing away I am totally going to have to change my name to Rosemary and, you know, have a baby."
Now that is the stuff nightmares are made of.