The Genius Who Invented Stairs
But who was the genius who invented stairs? I think of my grandparents’ house which had an embankment in front of it. In the Olde Days, people probably just scrambled up things like that. Then someone came along, looked it over and said, “I’ve got an idea; let’s cut little flat spots in it.”
They looked over his plan and said, “This guy’s just another liberal leftist and out to change our way of life. Let him be with his new ideas and we will continue to climb to our houses as God and Nature intended. Besides, they look so out of place and disgrace the natural flow of the landscape."
And so did the summer turn into fall and the fall into winter. The winds roared and the snow fell; it fell all day and it fell all night. The genius came out and did shovel his stairs for easier ingress and egress to his house. The others, attempting to attain entrance to their homes, did slide on their feet and land on their rears.
This did they approach the genius begging floor plans for this marvelous device which seemed liberal and leftist no longer. “The ground is frozen and hard to dig, dear neighbors, but I will draw it for you and you may use pick and shovel to carve it out. As they turned around and left, he placed his thumb on his nose and waggled his fingers.