Saturday, August 31, 2013

It’s in the box.

Everything comes in boxes these days, everything from new electronics to White goods. 
A long time ago I discovered that when you sell something people always want to know if you have the box it came in.(I dont know, they just do!)
In the interests of getting top dollar should I ever sell anything I started keeping the boxes and of course keeping the manual, unwanted leads, clips etc in the box in case I ever wanted them either.
I found with Camping and Outdoor gear it was best kept in it’s original box for storage but the boxes never lasted… I started wrapping the boxes in Duct Tape.
First you go around all the edges, corners and hinge joints with a lap of tape, then wrapping carefully the whole box. Once that’s done I reinforce around the edges once more until no part of the box remains in sight and the box is tough enough for many years of camping mayhem. In this way all my best camping gear is still in the original Cardboard reinforced Duct Tape Boxes.
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It never really occurred to me until someone looked at the wall half covered by boxes and asked me why they were there… ..and I looked and wondered the same thing.
In all those boxes, all those unread manuals, unwrapped leads, unknown clips and do-hickeys, some boxes empty and some with long forgotten, broken, replaced, upgraded or unloved electronic products. 

 But you know what.. I’m still not going to throw them out because you just never know when you will need them…Right?

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Why I Dont Work There Anymore..

The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.

 Some of us have not had small kids in the house for some time, we forget what it was like. Here then is a small piece I found which lays out a procedure to reacquaint yourself with feeding small children..

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. - Mark Twain