The problem: Not wanting to wear a nice watch for fear of marring (not breaking) it.
How'd I solve my problem?
Many years ago, I had one really nice watch. Or at least I felt that way about it, regardless of where it actually stood on the continuum of "niceness." I was very careful to wear it only on occasions when the risk of marring it was low. Over time, I bought more "nice" watches and eventually, the majority of my watches were, in my estimation, "nice."
Once most any watch I was going to wear was a nice watch, it became inevitable that one or more of them would lose a fight with a wall, a floor or maybe even a rowlock. I then realized that that's what a nice "tool watch" like many a Rolex, for example, is for, so even though it's nice, it's not at all bothersome that it's got some dings and scratches. It's no longer a matter of "not wanting to mar my nice watch" because all of them are nice. And quite frankly, I prefer to wear something nice, even if I'm planting petunias, groping under a stove for a dropped earring or changing the oil in a car.
- No I don't any longer change the oil in my cars, but I'm able to if I must.
- Her earring, not mine. Were I to wear an earring, I'd let it stay there. At least I'd know where it is, which is more than I can say for most of hers. LOL
- I've got enough sense to know there are other ways to get an object from below the stove/refrigerator, etc., but I also know my first reaction will be to kneel down on the floor and try to reach under there to retrieve it.
What inventive solutions have you come up with?
All the best.
Every solution to every problem is simple. It's the distance between the two where the mystery lies.
-- Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant