Sue W and GC are the hosts of Weekly Prompts
“If I had my life to live all over again, I’d be a plumber!” ~ Albert Einstein.
This week the Wednesday Challenge from partner Susan and myself is Unforeseen.
For a person who is as clumsy as me, there are so many Oops moments. Add to that I like to fix things. In fact, fixing broken electrical devices holds a lot of fascination for me. So you can imagine what sort of trouble I can get into!
One incident I remember from long ago. I had a Walkman, and it stopped playing the cassette. One side would work while the other didn’t and the tape would get stuck after a length of it was unwound in the player. ( I hope it made some sense)
So I decided to open it and investigate. As the device was already a small one, its parts were even smaller. I got to the stage where I had it all dismantled and by some chance, I managed to fix the issue as well. But when it came to putting it together again, it went very much the way of Humpty Dumpty!
If I got one tiny screw in the right place the other would disappear. The front-loading jacket was another game altogether. It got late and finally, I just gave up on it.
Next day I asked my father for his help. He also loved to fix things and together we managed to put the player back again in working condition. This did teach me a lesson, never try to fix things by myself.
Thanks Sue and GC for this visit to my yesteryears.