Do you remember Ernest T. Bass from the old Andy Griffith Show? Well, I broke his arm over the weekend. I’m kind of upset about it, but not too much as I’m pretty sure Bob can fix it. You see, when I break something all I have to do is put it on Bob’s desk and, voila, it’s back in working order. That is why it was important for him to have a large desk.
Some items that have been left on Bob’s desk include my computer, a Barbie ornament with an arm that was snapped off, a lamp, my grandson’s friction activated school bus, a sound machine, Brio train tracks and bridges, a hair clip, a board book with hidden things under flaps, a talking watch, a video camera and a necklace with a broken clasp. With a repair success rate of about 95 percent, I think there’s a good chance that Ernest T will be as good as new.
So, when Bob gets home from work today he will find Ernest T laying on the desk waiting for him. Oh, did I mention that Ernest T is a refrigerator magnet? That played into my being rather calm about the incident, though I was a little sad as I just bought it over the weekend when we visited Mount Airy, North Carolina, the home of Andy Griffith and the town that inspired Mayberry.