Fortunately I do not have an addictive personality (least-ways I'm fairly sure that I don't) except when it comes to one thing: a bowl of salted nuts - specifically peanuts or cashew nuts. Nor am I an instant gratification person. I like to savour my boiled sweets or peppermints (on the rare occasion that I eat sweets at all) and I don't crunch them.
This evening as I put my 6 o'clock ration of nuts in a bowl (on this occasion with my glass of spicy tomato juice that I can only get in NZ) I suddenly had the thought that someone, somewhere must, surely, have invented the peanut dispenser: something that would drip-feed me my nuts one at a time and slowly.
My friend and fellow croquet player (with infinitely more experience than I) Frank is an engineer and is always inventing things. I shall not go into detail as to why getting croquet hoops out of the ground when it is dry can be exceptionally difficult and can also damage the lawn. However for such occasions Frank invented a croquet hoop lifter. As you can see Frank is not just an engineer but an engineer with a sense of humour:
So what would you like someone to invent?