Sunday, 21 February 2010

A thought for a Sunday

"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost. The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately to defeat him, and the three major classifications are based on the method each object uses to achieve its purpose. As a general rule, any object capable of breaking down at the moment when it is most needed will do so".

Russell Baker (b. 1925)
From The New York Times, June 1968.


Duncanr said...

Very true !

And any object previously lost will miraculously be found as soon as you buy a replacement !!!

Andy Holroyd said...

But, where do all the biros go?

dave hambidge said...

Into Hazel's desk caddy, thousands of the feckers!