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Cosmic consequences — 5 Comments

  1. I have a similar situation, although not quite the same. It concerns supermarkets.

    I'm usually pretty uninspired by the offerings in our local supermarkets; just the usual run of stuff, nothing to get excited about. Occasionally, though, I try something I've not bought before and find it is particularly to my liking. From that moment on, I know it is only a matter of time before that product disappears from the shelves, never to be seen again. I've even got to the point that when I find something I like, I rush back the following day and bulk-buy, because I know that despite the fact that the product has graced the supermarket shelf for the past twelve or more years I've been using the place, it will vanish without a trace the instant I decide I really like it.

    It's quite uncanny, it happens every time. In fact my wife cautions me when I express a liking for anything. "Sshh", she says, "don't say you like it – you know what will happen…".

    • I suffer from that to a minor extent.  My other big problem is electronics!  As soon as I buy something, within a day or two it becomes obsolete.  Not months or weeks, but days.  This laptop I'm using doesn't even appear in the company's archives!

  2. Now c’mon Grandad – you’re not thinking straight, are you?  It’s simple … leave your old, now-working watch on winter time, and set the new one, when it arrives, to summer time.  Then, when the hour-change arrives, simply swap your watches; then do the same and switch back to the old watch when the clocks go back again.  Easy-peasy.  Provided, of course, that you can find the watch you haven’t been using for six-months odd when you need it …

    Ah – I knew there’d be a catch!

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