From: Kate Distin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 05 May 2005 - 18:02:58 GMT
Bill Spight wrote:
> Dear Kate,
>> I can tell you all sorts of things about walling techniques but I've
>> never had a go myself so it would be accurate to say I cannot build a
>> dry-stone-wall; any more than I could if I didn't have any of those
>> bits of information.
> I think you short change yourself. Surely you could do a better job than
> if you did not know anything about the techniques. :-)
I know what you're saying: I'd stand a better chance of knowing how to
go about it because I've learned a bit about the techniques. But this
is no guarantee that I could do it if I tried. As things stand at the
moment therefore I am no more able to wall than I would be without the
information I possess.
As it happens, past experience of attempting similar practical tasks
makes it highly implausible that this information would be of any use to
me whatsoever. I struggle with lego, never mind uneven bits of rock.
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