Central nervous system fail

  1. Think to turn off gas ring
  2. Realise I can use it for something else
  3. Realise the instruction has already been sent, curse aloud
  4. Turn off ring

The British Empire was rather like this before the invention of telegraphy. I hope it is a sign of sleepiness after 75 savage children yesterday rather than of some terrible affliction. It would have been even more impressive if I had had time to, say, make bread dough between steps 3. and 4..

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