Saturday, November 8, 2008
"Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon."
...Then there was the time that Spouse and I, in our endeavours to carry out a frugal life- which included an increasing awareness of electricity and of the number of lights about our house that we kept burning- discovered that our back porch light was in fact very much on; and, we deduced through bitter tears, it had been shining brightly for at least four months. Oh, the horror, and humiliation: I had boasted frequently to Mater of our economical lifestyle and had pressed her to turn off lights when she left a room in her own home.
A strip of duct tape pasted furiously over the switch soon ensured that no little child-visitor could fiddle, unseen, with the light to the back porch; and that Spouse and I would never again utilise the lamp which caused us much misery and a considerable setback in our confidence.
Posted by Phyllis Hunt McGowan at 10:45 AM