I Lubricated Her Hinges

I was back in her apartment for the first time in three months. I went to the bathroom to see if my toothbrush was still there.

It was not.

I had my WD40 with me and I went around her cupboards and lubricated all her hinges. Many of them had the most god-awful squeak.

"Now I know you have not had a man in your life for many years," I said. "No man would put up with such squeaky hinges."

She was helpless before the squeaking and had just ignored the problem for years.

A few days before, I had read John Updike’s novel "The Widows of Eastwick." It has a line in there about one of the witches having squeaky hinges because of a lack of a man in her life to lubricate things.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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