My daughter is always on me about expiration dates!
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th president (1890-1969)
(I haven't experienced it firsthand, and I hate it too!)
There are two ways of being happy: We may either diminish our wants or augment our means - either will do - the result in the same; and it is for each man to decide for himself, and do that which happens to be the easiest. If you are idle or sick or poor, however hard it may be to diminish your wants, it will be harder to augment your means. If you are active and prosperous or young and in good health, it may be easier for you to augment your means than to diminish your wants. But if you are wise, you will do both at the same time, young or old, rich or poor, sick or well; and if you are very wise you will do both in such a way as to augment the general happiness of society.
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)
(A most intelligent man!)
An inspection was due on my car by the end of March, and I didn't want to miss the deadline. My local garage told me that my tail lights, both of which were cracked) (what are you looking at me for? I didn't do it!) would not pass inspection and needed to be replaced. The quote, for after-market light assemblies was $80 each, plus installation. Naturally, I try to solve a problem with as little an outlay of moolah as possible, so I asked a relative who is in the car business if he could get them for me for less. His contacts said they would be $75 each. Close, but no cigar......so he said he thought he had a way to get the inspection passed without me having to do anything. That sounded good to me, so I went to his car lot today and guess what that sweet man did? He traded my tail lights with those on one of the cars for sale on his* lot - at no cost to me. Then I went to his garage for the inspection, which I passed easily. I wish everything in life was that easy, don't you!?
(* he owns the lot)
(* he owns the lot)