The case of the clogged sink and the missing Allen Wrench
Being a mom is hard work. You try to keep it all together. You cook and clean and you fix the garbage disposal when it jams.
It is simple. Just take an Allen Wrench stick it in the bottom of the garbage disposal and turn it.
The only problem is I don’t know where the Allen Wrench is.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Do you know what an Allen Wrench looks like? It looks like this…
Oops, I was going to go and get my Allen Wrench to photograph it so I could show you. Then I realized if I knew where it was I wouldn’t be writing this story.
An Allen Wrench is a L-shaped metal bar with a six-sided head at each end, used to turn bolts and screws having a six-sided socket.
The case of the clogged sink and the Missing Allen Wrench.
Once upon a time there was a Mommy who slaved over a hot stove. She fed her children the same meal for three days.
Why should she could anything new? A pot roast could last for at least three days.
The children rebelled and stuffed carrot peelings down the garbage disposal.
The sink was clogged.
The Mommy didn’t have a car that day so she couldn’t go to the store and buy a new Allen Wrench, and she never put anything away in the same place, so she couldn’t find her Allen Wrench.
Somewhere in the home were ten hammers. And somewhere in the home was an Allen Wrench.
The Daddy came home and took the children to McDonald’s and the Mommy ate the left-over Pot Roast.
I posted on my facebook wall today — Universal Truth #11: If you put your Allen Wrench away in a “safe spot” you won’t be able to find it when your garbage disposal gets clogged. #kitchenisamess #sinkclogged
Mr. Matthew A. Davies suggested: “If you find it. Tape it to the wall under the sink.”
Brilliant idea Mr. Davies. When I find it I will do that.
Now back to my leftovers.
All the best,
Nothing can last forever. There isn’t any memory, no matter how intense, that doesn’t fade out at last.
― Juan Rulfo
Please tell me how you keep track of your Allen Wrench’s and your Hammers in the comments. Please give me suggestions on how to avoid having “safe spots” that I can never find again. I need help. I think Mr. Rulfo doesn’t remember where his Allen Wrench is either. Unless he wrote it down.
Hey, does anyone have an Allen Wrench I can borrow?
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.