I needed a lawn mower. Since I don’t need a John Deere tractor to cut my grass I bought $130 push mower from Home Depot.
My lawn mower was so inexpensive that I HAD TO PUT IT TOGETHER.
Now, that’s not a big problem. I may have minimal mechanical skills but I consider myself a marginally intelligent person. I can do this.
And, yes, thank you, I’m proud to say that I assembled my mower with minimal difficulty…thanks more to the smart people at Home Depot and Briggs and Stratton than to me.
I put oil in it and filled the gas tank and then….could not for the life of me find the cap to the gas tank.
I looked high and low, in and out, up and down and all around. No cap.
At times like this I try not to explode…EVERYTHING HAD WORKED RIGHT AND NOW THIS!!!
So, I did what I sometimes do when I’ve misplaced something; I sat down to observe the scene.
Sometimes, in a stressful situation, if you can stand or sit or think somewhere different it gives you a whole new perspective. You see the scene in a new way and…you see that the gas cap has fallen down between a wheel and the lawn mower body.
What situation in your life might benefit from standing or sitting or thinking in a different place?