If we were having a beer, I might tell you about the project I did last weekend when I straightened out a couple of racks of firewood that were leaning very badly. The pressure-treated board they were standing on had rotted away and collapsed under the pressure of the racks’ legs. I would tell you that I had to lift two racks up about four inches, pull out the rotted wood and replace it.
You would look impressed. You would say that that sounds like serious work and you would ask how I managed to lift fully loaded racks of firewood. I’d tell you that I used a porta-power.
You would look at me curiously:
“One of those hydraulic pumps with the various cylinders and gizzmos?”
“I saw one of those in a TV…
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