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.

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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.



A Whacky Idea

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.