You know, he warned me.
He said, "Umm, Karen, let's not do a dry run on the Halloween candy this year."
Meaning: "Don't buy the candy too early." (You know, just to make sure that you know the procedure and buy the right kind and are sure to have enough on hand and all that ... not that there's any other reason to buy it early.)
Why would he say such a thing? Something to do with the old adage, "Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it"?
I'm the doomed sort when it comes to Halloween candy. But, I promise, there will not be a second dry run.
I can learn from my mistakes. I just don't always choose to.