I read Hint from Heloise because it provides useful tips for around the house and yard. Here's the first paragraph of a letter today:
A number of years ago, our basset hound had to have surgery on his LONG, LONG EARS. The vet told us to keep his ears secured on the top of his head to allow for the blood flow to aid in healing. We tried numerous ways to secure his long, heavy ears in place, but to no avail.
As a guy, my first thought: "Need to hold something in place? Duct tape!"
The first sentence of the next paragraph:
Finally, good old duct tape to the rescue!Duct tape can do anything.