We’ve all done it, using a butter knife for a screwdriver, a pair of pliers as a wrench, you know being lazy to get the right tool. Well I’m here to tell ya that there are levels of stupid you can attain in this arena and I’m just as guilty as the next traveler I reckon.
My latest delve into this arena was thinking I just may be able to do a bunch of crawdads in a hot tub. I figured with all that room the fifty or so pounds of dads I had would be a breeze to whip up in no time for one on my Hobo Dee Hoedowns. Well I couldn’t have been more wrong then a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs, no sir.
For one thing that durn tub wouldn’t get about 104 degrees no matter what I did. I found out later that there is some stupid nanny law that prevents them from going higher. What a waste of what could have been the ultimate crawdad pot!. Retrospectively I should have waited to dump in the gallon of Tabasco and other road side seasonings and such before making sure the water was hot enough.
That was lesson one. After I used the pool net to get out what I could I decided to not let the whole situation be a loss so I grabbed my hat, a beer and my harmonica a figured to take along soak. I do have one favor to ask from my readers. If y’all know of a youtube clip or some other such advice channel on the best way to get red tint off your skin would y’all be so kind and send it my way? I’d be much obliged. Stay safe out there H.D.