Let’s talk about life’s frustrations. Here is one that hobbyists can relate to–especially if you do jigsaw puzzles. You know how when you’re doing a jigsaw puzzle, you come down to the end and you discover that there’s a piece missing. It is pretty frustrating and makes you doubt everything. Those are terrible days.
Fear not for I offer important news. While walking to the library, I found it. Contact me and I will send it to you. If you find my other sock from the dryer, I hope you will be as kind.****
***I wrote a very similar piece for my other blog. I apologize to anyone who is kind enough to subscribe to both of them.
While writing the post about the Rubik’s cube, and pondering my sometimes lacklustre economic future, I wondered if I should set up a business solving the cubes. I envisioned a system whereby people sent me their cubes (along with a return envelope with sufficient postage) and I would solve their cubes and send them back. Of course I expected to charge a small fee for the service. I know what all of you are thinking. 1 People could buy the book (or check on line) and solve the cubes themselves 2 It would be easier, and cheaper, to take the cube apart and reassemble it correctly 3 Nobody would pay for that
Sadly, the last point is the one that I think is most true. I know there are thousands of cubes clogging up people’s basements, or going unsold at garage sales. I am sure it would be easy to find them a new home if only they were solved. Weep, for this dream is dead.