Good luck with that, Bob!
Bob the Builder is, if anything, an optimist. He is also, if anything, animated clay, but it’s best not to hold that against him. Don’t mention the clay thing. He gets testy.
So, when he saw the brick-a-brack section at the Goodwill on Metric, he thought, “Well, no problem! How many broken clowns and crappy children’s ceramic bowls can there be?”
Oh, Bob, quite a lot. Quite a lot.
By the time Bob the Builder got through with just the children’s section, he was a broken man. “Why do people donate this sh&t?” he screamed, scaring the hell out of Pilchard the Cat, who had never heard Bob use a word stronger than “Gosh!” up till this point. He had to agree with Bob, though, who had uncovered a buried horde of headless barbies. Why, indeed.
When we last left Bob, he was somewhere in “housewares,” muttering “I don’t know what this is. I can’t FIX something that I don’t even recognize. There’s, like, marbles in it, and it’s huge, and I’ve HAD IT with these stupid, stupidÂ candle sticks. NOBODY needs them. Come on, Mr. Jackhammer. It’s time to fix it…for good.”
Goodwill on 183 and Metric, Austin
2 Responses to “Can we fix it?”
I would have bought Bob… The candle holder not so much.
Although electric lighting has phased out candles in many parts of the world, candlesticks and candelabra are still used in some Western countries homes as a decorative element or to add atmosphere on special occasions. Before the proliferation of electricity services, candles were brought into the bedroom using chambersticks, which were shorter than ordinary candleholders and furnished with a wide pan to catch the wax drippings.*
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