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by William Arthur Holmes

I was rearranging the pantry shelves to slide a spare shelf in under one that was sagging from the weight of too many cans. In the process, the shelf below that collapsed. One of the pins/supports fell out, sending a large turkey-sized pot (with more pots inside that) and various bottles clattering to the ground. It made a lot of noise. :) My wife came out of the bedroom with a look of concern. Our daughter declared, "It wasn't me!" Very calmly I turned to my wife and said, "Oh, you heard that?" She didn't say it aloud, but the look on her face said, "Smart ass." Luckily, everything that fell to the ground was either metal or plastic, so nothing broke, "Other than my shattered pride," I said.