I lost a blogging term so that
I could replace a thermostat –
The iceberg in our fridge, I think,
Was what had made Titanic sink.
For self-defrost had given in,
Allowing icing-up to win;
Technicians charge arm and a leg,
So I determined not to beg
One such to come, and me to rob,
In charges for this little job …
But bad enough, right at the start,
Two-hundred-twenty for the part!
And just to find it, had to ride
To parts of city far and wide –
It matched the bit I’d taken out,
And was the right one, I’d no doubt,
Though fitting had me in despair –
For wires wandered everwhere –
And vital bits kept getting lost,
Which lots of time, in searching, cost.
I switched it on, and uttered pleas
That it would forthwith start to freeze –
It did, and I burst out in song
As writer, I could right such wrong!
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