If you tell enough stories, perhaps the moral will show up.



I was cutting down the hedge in front of the house today. Quite heavy work, a little sawing through the beech trunks, but mostly figuring out how to use the loppers to undo the tangle and pull out the heavy brushings.

Every Sunday walker that came along the lane had the same piece of advice: "That's a heavy job -- you need a chainsaw."

Now I'm a power tool enthusiast -- in the right place -- and I know a professional hedger would automatically use a power saw. But why on earth would anyone imagine that a middle-aged, middle-grade bank operative with almost no training or experience would do better with a chainsaw than with the bowsaws I've been using since I was a child?

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