3256. But people like Mrs. Sweet do not have screwdrivers and wrenches. They don’t have tin-snips and pliers and all those things you find in any ordinary house. I should have known this because right next to the screws was a butter knife. A butter knife is the sort of thing a person like Mrs. Sweet would automatically uses for a screwdriver.
If you look through your house, searching for something to use for a
wrench, you are not going to have any luck. You might try a fork, for
example, by bending some tines out of the way, but it won’t work, I
know this from experience, like as not it will be too big, or too small.
Actually I knew quite a lot about tools from repairing my bicycle all
the time. I had left my father’s tools out in the yard so often that
they got rusty and he locked them in a box so I couldn’t get to them.
Often I had to resort to using silverware to tighten screws with.
3259. But, when I said,”Where’s the screwdriver?” she just said she couldn’t find it and pointed to the butter knife with her foot.