Nov 24, 2008

Damn Newton

...an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.--From Newton's First Law of Motion. This is another public service announcement from the Merle Wayne Sneed Guide to Better Living. When moving a piece of furniture, always tie it down so that it cannot slide forward and smash out your window. Mrs. Sneed asked me to take something to the Goodwill today and it didn't occur to me to tie the stupid thing down. When I pulled up in front of the Goodwill Store and braked slowly to a stop, my cargo didn't stop. Since the combination of the friction exerted by the truck bed and the force of gravity were insufficient over come the momentum of the item in the bed of the truck, it remained in motion in a straight line, which intersected with the back of the truck cab. Normally I am reasonably bright guy, but from time to time I do things that are spectacular in their stupidity. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

9 comments:

bella rum said...

Oh, my goodness. Hope it doesn't cost too much to replace it.

Annie Ha said...

As my pediatrician used to say, "ouchie bagouchie."
I ran into a stationery object a few weeks ago... who's the bigger stupid? I have to say me.

Coffee Messiah said...

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

; )

Reya Mellicker said...

Oh I hate that when it happens. Do you look at the damage and wish, just for a second, that you could go backwards in time, make it right?

And you were doing such a good deed, too!

Coffee Messiah, thank you! What a great quote.

Megan said...

D'oh!

Nan Patience said...

Oops.

Steve said...

Yikes! What were you hauling, Merle? Was it big and upholstered or big and sharp-cornered?

Squirrel said...

As long as you weren't hurt, Mr. Sneed... that is the important thing.

Bungie cords are great.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

sheeeze.... thank goodness the moving object just took out the window and you still have your head!

perhaps you can deduct the cost of the window from your taxes afterall it happened in the course of making a charitable contribution...any accountants out there?