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Some think I live in strange neighborhood.
This is the clue I'm least sure of... Kitchens aren't really that strange (though I suppose, at a stretch, it could be a ghost busters reference to Slimer).
Everyone who lives here has some job they have to maintain.
All kitchen appliances have a job to do.
Many people tend to forget about mine though.
You don't actively use a fridge (as in turn it on or control its settings), unlike most appliances.
Some people might think my job is to only turn on a light. Maybe they're right.
Open the door, on comes the light...
I work close to home, which is nice.
Stays put in your home, always working.
But I am envious of my neighbor as he is always on vacation!
Most other appliances don't work all the time, just periodically when needed. The rest of the time, they're effectively on vacation.