With everything he made, he always allowed some room for error. People didn’t always read instructions, preferring to fudge their way through trial and error. So he made sure his buttons didn’t break when twisted the wrong way or have circuits fry the moment they were plugged to the wrong power source.
But no amount of extra leeway could have saved his egg beater from concrete mix.
It took him a few tries before his mouth finally sputtered, “Why?”
“We thought it would work?”
With everything he made, he always allowed room for error, but even then, people always found a way to break them.
“That’s fine. I’ll make a new one.”
And lock it safely out of sight.
Genre: slice of life