Lovesome Words: Feckless and Reckless


Searching but not in the junk drawer

Yearstricken:  I’m feeling feckless these days.

Husband: Have you looked in the junk drawer in the kitchen?

Yearstricken: You think it means I’ve lost something called a feck?

Husband: What else would it mean?

Yearstricken: Didn’t we have a similar conversation last year when I said your driving was reckless?

Husband: Yes, and I still can’t understand why you were upset. Most women would be happy that their husbands drive without wrecks. And why are you looking in the knife drawer? I said the junk drawer.


feckless: ineffective; incompetent

reckless: utterly unconcerned about the consequences of some action; without caution