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Tuesday, 17 July 2007

The pointy screwdriver ?


Stepped out to get coffee and get caught in a thunderstorm .
Later , the storm catches me unawares at home just as a delivery van brings two large boxes of cabinets ( bathroom and laptop area ) which I had forgotten ( temporarily ) we had ordered .
Thus I find myself composing and typing in a text for D which says " where do we keep the pointy screwdriver " . Im being polite of course , I know exactly where I used to keep two screwdrivers , one of each type if you know what I mean . One with a flat end and one with a pointy end so that no job would defeat me . I go to the drawer and someone has moved the pointy one , and the flat one , which I attempt the job with , has to be rejected as I know in two minutes I will be stripping the screws and the whole job will go t**s up , as all the teenagers round here say , with great regularity and very seriously , as if not appreciating that for me, and perhaps others of my generation , there is a very real image attached to this little phrase.
I don't send the text in the end . I can predict that D in Sheffield will not know what I mean by a pointy screwdriver , and I haven't the stomach after a day report writing and attending meetings and driving round Walker lost ( until I manage to work out that the reason the satnav isn't working , this time , is due to remote control battery failure . ) I am so used to the satnav not working , and trying to figure routes out without it first , that its only when its clear I am not going to find my destination that I make a last ditch attempt to solve the satnav- not- working- thing with the simplest solution , two new batteries .
I then try to add the castors to the new cabinet myself by hand , without benefit of screwdriver and abandon that fairly quickly too .
Now I'm resigned to waiting for the return of the man who won't know where my screwdriver has gone , but will have a boxed set of his own all present and correct . Tense ? Who Me ?

1 comment:

Laura said...

Is the pointy screwdriver the Philips one? I have taken to hiding my own screwdrivers about the place so that Other People can't Use Them and Not Return Them to the Specially Designated Screwdriver Keeing Area but of course I have now forgotten where I moved them to..
It reminds me of Mother Cats carrying their kittens off to a new hiding place but I don't expect they forget where they have moved them to..

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