The tea kettle that won't sing

Lately when I put the kettle on for tea, it takes forever to boil water. It just seems to steam. There's no whistling. No encouragement that it's finally time to have my tea. I picture the tea kettle thinking, "Why even bother? I don't care if you get hot water or not, I just have to do my thing!" In my head, we have lots of sassy arguments back and forth. Tonight, I just admitted defeat and settled for not quite as hot water. I don't think I'm patient enough to wait for a kettle. Maybe I'll get one of those hot pots.