26 june 2018
All original writing
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Ian McLauchlin
STORM, STEEL AND WOOD
There'd been a storm. Some damage had occurred to wooden canopies and joints had been blown apart. A neighbour knew what to do. He went out and bought some long bolts. Quite a few bolts. Many many bolts in fact.
He drilled the wooden joint and put in a bolt. He tightened it then stood back to admire his handiwork.
Not satisfied, he drilled another hole and inserted a second bolt, and tightened it. Maybe another one just to be sure. "That won't come apart again."
By the time he'd finished there were many bolts in place but they were holding not a lot of wood. I was pleased he stopped when he did. Another few bolts and the joints would have had so many bolts in them that there wouldn't have been any wood left for the bolts to hold together!
And that, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, demonstrates the thinking of a non-