Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Unforeseen

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.




62 thoughts on “Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Unforeseen

  1. I like to fix things too! Back when I had a tower computer, I would take it apart and clean it and the same with an old transistor radio I used to have. My hubby loves to fix things and is good at them, as well.

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  2. I always attempt to fix things but often end up handing over for someone else to finish! I remember how those tapes became loose, very frustrating. Thank you, Sadje for sharing this, 🙂

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