Charlie and I were talking about the importance of turning off lights when we leave the room. We’ve always done it, but sometimes forget because old.
I quoted his father, a man I never met, but who Charlie has quoted on the subject of thrift. This is what his father warned if he saw someone being what he considered profligate:
You’ll be up agin’ it!
Meaning, if you keep wasting your money or other resources, the time will come when you’ll need them but won’t have them. I like Mr. Allen’s shorthand better.
This post is part of Linda G. Hills weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about profligacy and/or thrift.
Roy A Ackerman, PhD, EAFebruary 26, 2020 at 9:57am
I am known as the one with the dark house. (There’s rarely more than 1 [small] light on.) It also makes it tough for the burglar to know if no-one is home. (My alarm always is…)
Marian AllenFebruary 26, 2020 at 10:43am
Yeah, the alarm is one appliance you never want to switch off or unplug! 😀
John HoltonFebruary 26, 2020 at 1:52pm
The pastor at our old parish used to call himself “The Prince Of Darkness” because he was always running around turning off the lights…
Marian AllenFebruary 27, 2020 at 7:53am
LOL!!!! I love it! I’ll have to share that with my pastor. 😀