While you earthlings are fretting over whether your next king is going to be friendly to your preferred nuances of greed, waste, envy, scorn and target identification, you might want to squeeze in a few minutes to find those moth balls. The days for protecting your brass monkeys might not be completely over for the year, but keeping the emphasis on the right syllable is as important now as it ever was.
Even though those Pendleton blankets might seem anachronistic today, and knowing there are plenty of sheep still out there grazing, there’s going to be another October and November eventually. Betting on the come, figuring you can just toss the holey blankets and buy something Chinese to replace them might problematic by then.
There’s a rumor going around the Chinese plan to devote the entire planetary wool production to their world-wide-near-monopoly on steel. Chinese statisticians and accountants have discovered crescent wrenches and pliers made of wool will do the job as well as the ones made of steel they’re selling now. And they’ll be worth as much as the dollars US consumers use to pay for them.
Save some of those moth balls for your toolbox. Next year that might be where you’ll find your Pendleton blankets.
We’ve had steel wool, and now wool for steel? About the only place I find good tools these days is at estate sales.
Good morning Ed. Nice seeing you. Maybe it was steel wool I was thinking about. Wonder if it requires some special brand of Chinese mothballs? Gracias, J
I still use the old Craftsman wrenches and drivers I bought back in the late 1970s. Can’t find any better than that. I try not to buy Chinese anything except dinner.
Hi Swabby. Yep, those old Craftsman wrenches were good ones, though by the ’70s it was Swedish and German steel they were made of. But the possibilities of not buying anything Chinese are right there behind the American bisen in the extinction league. Gracias, J