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.
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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about profligacy and/or thrift.