current mood: amused
Our old hand-made letter box is falling to pieces after more than 30 years of solid service! Mr W hasn't been well so I suggested that if he cut out all the parts for a new box I could screw it together and replace it. Every time you go to retrieve the post a bit more of the box falls off and soon it will collapse altogether.
"No!" he told me firmly, "You can't do that."
"I'm NOT an idiot! Of course I can!" came the feisty reply.
"I can't cut out the wood." he offered lamely.
"Aw. Come off it. It's a simple matter to get out the electric saw, cut out the parts for me and I'll put it altogether." I responded promptly and a little tartly too I might add.
"The saw doesn't work."
I was dumbstruck . . . . "But . . . but . . . it's a new one!" cried I.
Pink faced Mr W then explained that the last time he used it he forgot to turn it off when placing it down . . . .! Now remember readers that the word 'electric' has been used once in this missive!! Yup! You've guessed it - he cut through the cable!
Goodness knows when he was going to own up to it but his: "Easily done." comment fell on stony ground I can tell you. However, since confession time, I do find myself having a good laugh at his expense!