all things wear out

@savypat (20247)
United States
June 14, 2011 2:05pm CST
Today we put the pump in the creek to begin Summer irrigation. Hubby was in hte middle of the creek in his fishing waders and boots. All of a sudden he is sitting in the middle of the creek which is up to his shoulders. This caused fear to all of us on the creek bank. Then he stood up and raised one foot, his boot had just fallen apart. That made the whole thing funny for us on the bank, he wasn't to thrilled to have to climb out of the creek with just one boot. Before he could get to mad I reminded him that this was the twentith year he has worn those same boots into the creek. That made him shake his head and grin. Next time he'll have new boots, but i bet he also takes a good look at his equipment before he enters the creek. Life's like that, things wear out.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
17 Jun 11
That is something that I would get an absolute kick out of if there was a video of it to watch. It might not have been too funny to start with because something could have seriously been wrong with him. But in retrospect knowing that it was only the boot coming apart, it is funny. You are right that all things do fall apart, we've faced more than our share of it in the three years that we've been homeowners because of the things that we've had to replace at our house.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
16 Jun 11
Aww...I hate when my favorite stuff wears out..I guess it has too someday though.
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15 Jun 11
It is right that all the things were worn out if its life span get expired. Thats why do't mind that your old one get fall. I think it is an oppurtunity to get new one...hehe...just like joke. but it is reality that many people get new one after older one get worn out.
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@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
Yeah, I guess, all things that we have been using for quite so long will have their time of wearing out. Well, at least, you have benefited from it for so long and it's time that you give it a rest or better yet replaced it with a new one.
• China
15 Jun 11
Amazingly,The boots were in their twentith years and didn't wear out until your hubby sank into the creek.You are so frugal.Fortunately,your hubby was safe and sound.It was in the nick of time for you to remind him that the boots was at their twentith years,or else,he surely got anger.
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@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
15 Jun 11
Things wear out and so do us human beings. The incident you just mention gave me an insight. It's just like an analogy of humans, that we'll grow old too and one day we'll just break. But not to be so pessimistic. Because we have to remember the 12 years that was before it and it has served us well. Furthermore, your hubby should be happy that he will have a new pair of boots. New things comes in only when the old one is thrown out!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 11
Nothing last forever. Since the boots have a good long service with the wearer, a new pair should give the old one a good rest.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
15 Jun 11
Yes it is true things do wear out and it can be tough to accept that fact sometimes. I am one of those people who would never replace most things if only they could last forever! I can relate to your husband‘s bond with his boots; he’s had them for a long time and they have always done the job well. I guess it is time for a new pair hard as it is to accept.
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@allknowing (60312)
• India
15 Jun 11
I don't have much to respond to this topic but you really made my day as I was imagining the scene in my own way and laughed my heart out - not something that happens with me that often. Thanks for this story!
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@GardenGerty (95673)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Jun 11
What a great reminder to us all. I would have loved to see a picture as well. Even the idea of wading in a creek sounds great to me.
@SIMPLYD (77450)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
Yeah, everything has their expiration dates. So we should be diligent enough to check our belongings if they could still be used without compromising us. But sometimes, there are belongings that we really like to use, that we have them repaired and repaired all over again, just so we could elongate their use. In our mind, we cannot buy a thing like it anymore, since maybe it was already outmoded or it is out of stock already.
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@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
15 Jun 11
He is very lucky that the waders lasted THAT long. My husband needs to buy a pair every couple of years. I don;t think they make them like they used to. I am 44 in a few weeks and I agree...things do wear out....knee problems...back problems. I am glad that everyone had a good laugh over the whole wader incident. Buy a pair for your husband for Father's Day.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
hello pat, i just love the way you put humor in things. i dont know, but i feel the the love for each other and the love in the work that you do. ALWAYS! and it is just so nice to read all about you. yes things wear out, but i guess, its always been lovely using them and caring for them while you can have a nice day. ann
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• Canada
14 Jun 11
Haha, too bad you didnt take a picture! Why is it that men want to hold on to old, worn out stuff? Hubby is the same, old boots, old jeans, old t-shirts and his excuse is that he's only going to get it all dirty and worn out because he's doing some work. What I do is sneak out in the garage and get rid of a few things now and then haha. I replace it with newer jeans or boots. Of course he notices and then he will spend a long time looking for the old ones even though I tell him that Ive thrown them away.......of course he asks me "WHY did you??" .............men!! haha
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• Philippines
14 Jun 11
Everything has a life span. I bet right now he's thinking of purchasing a new boots. Hope everything is well with you, Savy.
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@peavey (16118)
• United States
14 Jun 11
You're right; things do wear out and it usually happens at the most inconvenient time! I'm sure your husband agrees with that.
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