the phrase “You can’t put ten pounds of crap in a five pound bag.’
This bit of wisdom was first uttered way back in prehistoric times by a distant cousin of Barney Rubble, a man called Creb who walked almost upight. Creb’s wife, Ayla was busy cleaning up after the Christmas holidays when she stopped her task just long enough to assign a task to Creb, who was busy watching the Raptors game.
“Oh Creb, would you be a dear and put the Christmas icicle lights back in the box they came in.”
Sometime afterward, Creb, the Mo-Gur of his tribe and one of the wiser men in the home-erectus society, stood utterly bewildered by the tangle of lights and wires strewn about his fur covered feet. He held up the tiny box from whence the lights had originally come and uttered the now famous phrase.
“Damn it, Ayla, you cannot put ten pounds of crap in a five pound bag.” The rest is history.
With apologies to Jean Auel, author of ‘Clan of the Cave Bear”, from which I borrowed the main character’s names.