Screw It!


This is the first time I have been so brazen, but the need be. When I was preparing dinner the night before last, I realized the need to screw caps on and off. I was actually consumed by counting the number of screws it takes to screw off the cap and then, screw it on again. Stop reading, go to your pantry or refrigerator and take out a number of screw on and offs. Count them. Soon you will be consumed by counting and don’t let this happen to you, but if you add up the screws for a day, that’s a lot of screwing.

For example, in the above photo, if you are quite relaxed you get about 80 screws. Skip showed me that if you become more aggressive and work harder at screwing tops on and off, you can reduce the number of screws. Who wants to work too hard and some of you may or may not want to add to or reduce the number of screws. It is entirely up to you.

Now, if you are up to it, you can go into your bathroom and find plenty of screws. The best places for adding to your screwing numbers is in the pantry. Look in the garage, lots of screwing opportunities there too, right?

Arthritis sets in when you grow a bit older and you will find screwing harder. It takes longer, too. If you are not in a hurry, you will find screwing in older age quite practical.

Frankly, this screwing issue keeps me up at night worrying about how much I have to screw all day, in the bathroom, the kitchen, the den and dining room. Look around; you have a lot of screwing to do, too. You probably, and I probably, should not let it keep us up at night because screwing is just a natural part of life.


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tom iaccino
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 09:39:32

    another side of Sheila!!!!


  2. Joyce Rettela
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 13:58:28

    Oh my goodness. By the end of the first paragraph I’m laughing out loud. Just put the lids on with half as many twists and you have cut your screws in half, on and off, ha, ha.


  3. Sheila Clapkin
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 15:05:10

    Cutting my screws in half at my age is funny. YOu are funny, too.
    It is fun to screw off and on. ha Thanks so much for getting it!!
    ha ha ha


  4. Dina
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 16:42:29

    And I thought you screwed less as you get older!!!!


  5. Pat Rieffanaugh
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 18:19:04

    You made my day! What an absolutely creative and hilarious post!!!
    Don’t tire yourself out “screwing” today!!!!


  6. normanridenour
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 04:33:18

    I used to do screwing in the bedroom. You are right it got harder with age, rather it failed to get harder. In any case bedroom screwing is past. I will try it in the kitchen.


  7. Sheila Clapkin
    Mar 05, 2014 @ 07:53:29

    And Pat, you have made my day. How much screwing can I do at the fountain of youth?
    My hairdresser died and I say a prayer for him everyday. Such a precious fellow. Thank you for your kind attention.


  8. Reene
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 20:17:43

    Seriously, Sheila—You are really nutz–oryou have too much time on your hands–need to get out more often!!! The first thing I thought is you can’t have arthritis–or you would have Skip do all the screwing–Reene


  9. Reene Reene
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 20:18:41

    Bren–this is my funny friend Sheila–enjoy—Reene


  10. Karen
    May 01, 2014 @ 13:10:55

    Just screw it!


  11. Sheila Clapkin
    May 01, 2014 @ 13:40:48

    Oh such good therapy. just screw it!!! BEST!


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