London Bridge Is Down

For the death of the monarch, there is a sophisticated protocol that specifies the next few days in Great Britain – summarized under the code name “Operation London Bridge”. Created by the Queen herself, to assure everything will go as planned, while the nation will still be under shock.

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That Shrinking Feeling

“It was two for $5” and he proudly handed me the small bags, each filled with 8 oz of shredded cheddar cheese. “Did they come with a magnifier?” I joked because lately, I don’t know what else to do. What sounded like a good deal, wasn’t a good deal at all. Instead of the old 16 oz packages, we have now two miniature cheese packets in our fridge. The price stayed the same, just the quantity was reduced by 50%.

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The Perfect Life

She walked into my workroom full of life. She was ready to learn as much as she possibly could in one week. I had agreed to give a 40-hour block class from Monday to Friday because the student was eager to learn my trade -the simple craft of furniture restoration and upholstery. She had flattered me with her request. She came from out of state, an 8-hr drive. She stayed in a hotel nearby. How could I not be flattered? How could I possibly say NO to the money?

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