a long week is over

Toronto, 2014.07.25

Never buy an adjustable stem for a bicycle; that bit of advice sent me from pillar to post today until I'd fixed that mistake. Two bike shops, a Canadian Tire*, and home at last, late and tired. The reason: the adjustable stem I'd bought just last month had started to get wobbly, and the response I got from the pro in the first shop was, "Never buy those. We don't even sell them." When I got to the second store, the fellow said, "A new stem? Sure, but we don't sell adjustable stems."

*Amazingly, I found someone at the Canadian Tire who was really helpful. Or rather, he found me, stopping to ask if he could help, and then proving that he could, in abundance.

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rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

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