"A recent day was kind of amusing. Let me tell you, Halloween brought to mind an old superstition," remarked the historian. "You still hear it once in a while among older folk like you and me. 'Bad things come in threes.' Well, it was sort of that way for me last Friday.
I was trying to retrieve part of my breakfast from the toaster. In my hunger induced condition I bumped the device. It bumped a plate, which dutifully fell to our kitchen floor and shattered into pieces. Number one.