The answer to the question is a definitive YES and here’s why. I was sitting on the phone today, when I said, “You can’t fritter the time away!” And all of a sudden bingo! I got it for the first time, the very first time. The expression fritter your time away is like that fritter in the frying pan. If left unattended, it will burn. You have to mind your time, like you have to mind that fritter in the frying pan, if you want a good result for either one. I don’t know why I am like this, but it must be some minor brain problem. I remember when I was in my forties, suddenly realizing why K-9 had something to do with dogs! Canine or K-9 not really that different, just a few symbols apart. I had the canine and dog connection solid in my brain, but the rest of the connections befuddled me. In my own dyslexic way, I never made the accurate connection, until I was in my forties. Most people take these things for granted, me I have to figure them out after many repeated exposures! In general I am not a stupid woman, but I do have these moments of being overly concrete and things that are obtuse completely confounding me. I guess they really broke the mold, when they made me.