do it yourself

An excerpt from “the Torkle sequence”

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Copyright © 2007, Michael M Wayman

She drove me to the big do-it-yourself store, I needed some bits to do some more repairs. What a man likes to do in a big do-it-yourself store is to go to the screws, bolts and nuts section and count them.

This takes time, several hours. Usually however after only five minutes the wife always complains: “What are you doing? Can't you just pick the bits you want and then we can go. I'm getting bored.” And so forth. It really spoils the whole visit to the store. After several hours Mrs Torc asked “How many have you counted?”