“Never ask a blind man for directions.”
For those of you who follow/read my blog, you may have noticed that I use the word “distructions”. It’s a word that was coined by my youngest son when he was a wee one. We were assembling something, probably a toy, and his advice, combining the words directions and instructions, was to just “Follow the distructions”. We adopted the word.
Well, I ordered a drawing table and a chair for my art studio. The chair came first. Not only did it come with all the pieces, it also came with
distructions a joke page. At the top of the page it had the hilarious quip –
It also showed in the assembly illustration that assembly would require 6 simple steps. I was about to discover that this was another hilarious statement. But before I even got that far.
The chair pieces were in a large box on the front porch that clearly stated that the box was HEAVY and required two people move it. Unfortunately, I failed to read this and dragged the box into the house. I then unpacked the box and carried the chair, piece by piece, to my art studio, which is a small building behind our house.
NOTE: This company makes a number of chair models but only one set of distructions which sort of apply mostly to the particular chair you order. More fun!
Needless to say, but I will say it anyway, it took me a bit over 30 minutes and 6 steps to complete the assembly. Also, there was a bit of shouting and words that I would not say in front of my grandchildren emanating from my art studio. But I am not a quitter.
The art table arrives today. This ought to be good!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.