Number four in the backyard fun series. Kids don’t try this at home without sober adult supervision… As you will see, that rules me out, good luck!
Have a winsome Wednesday everyone,
As the weather got hotter
the more enticing the water,
lapping the sides of my pool.
But then there was the matter
of assembling a ladder,
with instructions not proofed of the fool.
“Just two tools” were required
and that had me inspired,
as I set out that day
to the task.
But before it was ended
and my intellect, offended,
“where is the damned chainsaw” I’d ask?
“Connect side “A” to side “B”
with bolts one, two and three
and the steps would gently, pop in.”
But, nowhere did it say
which was the “B” or the “A”
and of course, I had to restart again.
So then came the trial
upon the first step, a smile,
but, that was the last for that day.
For step two and step three
were not ready for me,
and with one foot on each, they gave way!
Then, with a now aching head
and the instructions re-read
I had no desire to once more begin,
I had a thought so fantastic
“hey, that ladder is plastic”
and that’s where, the damned chainsaw came in.
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Great summer fun! Those darn instructions!!!!
There seems to be a common thread there, that’s for sure.