#139 Sticking something under the dinner table leg so it stops wobbling

Nothing worse than a wobbler.

Water glasses start spilling, silverware starts clattering, and conversations get the bump-off when the table goes thumping and your dinner plate gets jumping. That’s when it’s time to quadruple-fold a napkin and get your hands dirty in those tiny pebbles and sand by the table legs.

Now wedge it right in there, brush your hands off, and give the table a test shake.

How does that feel?


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19 thoughts on “#139 Sticking something under the dinner table leg so it stops wobbling

  1. This is especially AWESOME if you correctly identify which leg causes the wobbliness in just one napkin-wedging try.

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  2. Speaking of movies…”Pirate Radio” IS fantastic!
    Also, there are so many references to awesome in the movie “Moon-Pie”, one would assume you, Neil, co-wrote the humorous story?!*
    *As for wobbley tables, I’ve always found match books to work the best!

  3. I’m convinced that Sweet and Low is only produced now so the packets can be stuck under wobbly table legs.
    Does anybody even consume that stuff anymore??

  4. Oh yeah, nothing beats some good old-fashion handy work. With the kids in my family (I consider myself one of them), silverware and drinks already go flying. We can’t afford to have a wobbly table.

    As for The Book of (Holiday) Awesome, I’m so excited! Holidays are my favorite days of the year. I’m already feeling happy that Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere. I can’t wait to read this book!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!!

    That being said, correctly identifying which leg is wobbly on the first try is the absolute best

    1. HAPPY THANKSGIVING… from Chilliwack, British Columbia :)

      Hope your turkey was delicious (I’m a veg, but no tofurkey for me, thank heavens) :Dg

  6. I’m deemed helpless at this point and must share this awesome…
    Seeing my one year old grand son discover a play-mate in his own shadow on the wall-so adorabley James Barrie and his delightful story of, “Peter Pan!”

  7. It’s definitely not awesome when you work at a shop and you have to clean wads of gum, sticky cut-open sugar packets, pieces of food, napkins, newspapers, magazines etc. from underneath tables every night. Most times customers make the wobbling worse. Most tables have adjustable pegs that screw in and out to balance the table, negating the need to litter.

  8. I work at a restaurant and we buy these things called “Shims”: thin, wedge-shaped pieces of wood made just for this. I’m not sure where to get them, but they are truly AWESOME!

    -eli d.

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