oh, for feck's sake. what is this chicanery? the day i buy a cabinet knob for $128 is the day i give you permission to check me into a mental facility.
speaking of, i've gained a new idiom care of my adopted town/acquaintances. i use it not sporadically. "going to tuckers" or "they'll drive me to tuckers" is slang for "going to the mental hospital" i.e., going crazy (tuckers being a local facility). i do like having a local institution one can refer to in such a manner.. it just seems more homey. like bedlam in england, or sing sing prison in ny. about once a week i tell my co-workers they're gonna have to visit me in tuckers. on the plus side, i hear there's finger painting.