Monday, June 6, 2016
I've lost my tool! I've used it as long as I can remember. I occasionally used it in high school. College saw an increase in its use. I probably used it every weekend during my first year of teaching, and once I got married, I used it almost every day. With humility, I can honestly say it never failed me. Oh, as we've aged and changed our habits, its use declined. But whenever I needed it, it was there! And now...nothing. I was preparing for a main event...a celebratory occurrence...I was in a groove--on a roll--and then--what was one thing became three! One side split left. One side split right. And the center shaft stayed intact. What once was extremely utile was now useless. Oh, I understand. I watch the news. I know that you can now have them replaced. But I brought this one with me into the marriage and I thought I would take it out with me. Alas. I fear they just don't make vegetable peelers the way they used to!