I don't know about you, but I think it's awful how some things are
definitely NOT better in this global market. One thing that has
deteriorated in the name of profit is aglets. They used to be made of
durable metal, and almost invariably outlasted the laces they were
crimped on to. Now, however, they are almost universally cheap plastic,
and fall apart before the shoelaces are barely worn.
While this is not a problem for boots with hooks, my boots require that
I pull the laces through the eyelets every time I don or doff them,
wearing out the aglets in short order. But, I have discovered a cure!
I got some heat-shrink tubing and cut pieces just a bit longer than the
aglets, and shrank them up tight over the aglets, creating a much more
durable, and replaceable, aglet than the originals.
There ya go. I have lots of shrink tubing laying around and use it for all
kinds of repairs. I never thought of aglet repair. And they come in bright
colors too. So you won't have problems seeing them.
And I do have aglet problems. Between two kittens and a puppy, the only
shoes around here with aglets left were locked up in a closet during their
younger days. We had this one monster kitty who used to untie my shoelaces
every time I sat down. It got to be downright dangerous around it. It got
to such a monster, we got rid of her. Replaced it with a kitten from a
neighborhood cat and he was fine. By the time he arrived, all the aglets
Can you add something, other than your bibliobibuli Google barf above,
to the query about whether "aglet" is mostly regional in use?
<That's right, go ahead and Google that other word while you're at it>
Hell, Bubba ... around here "North" could mean Dallas ... WTF is it with
this "Canada" shit?
> Sometimes Karl, you're so full of shit it's stifling.
Well, it arguably took a considerable pile of shit from you to
unilaterally introduce "Canada" into the discussion, eh?
Considering that Canada frequently is called the Great White North,
AND considering that you just stated that you've lived everywhere
else, the assumption that you were talking about Canada is not a big
stretch at all.
As I stated and very much amplified with every reply you come up with
~ You're full of shit. Keep digging, you're only covering yourself
with more of it.
Well, I'm at fault in one respect. I made the mistake in not realizing
that in your mind, the USA is the centre of the universe. Why would I
think that "North" was *anywhere* outside of the USA?
What the hell was I thinking? Why would I even consider that the
topics and users of this newgroup might span many, many countries?
Well, it won't happen again. When YOU are posting, unless you state
otherwise, I will KNOW that you are talking about the USA and in
particular, your own little section of the great USA.
And why shouldn't I? I gave you my reason for doing so ~ a very valid
reason as far as I'm concerned. Obviously, my reasons aren't valid as
far as you're concerned. That's *you're* problem, not mine.
This *IS* a multinational newsgroup no matter how you preface it. Live
Actually, the problem was caused by you and your inability to specify
what northern area you were talking about.
You talked about something that was vague and expect everyone else to
automatically know what you were referring too. You live in an
amplified scale or arrogance.
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