|Hard Spots, smard schplots, you
say........ as I was just trimming my shrubbery, a perfect
example came to me: I was breaking dead branches so they would
fit into my trash bin. Little ones, I could easily break between
my hands. As they got bigger, I broke them over my knee. Perfect
example of a hard spot!!
Trying to break the stouter ones between
my hands caused the sticks to bend, but not break. The moment I
introduced the hard spot (my knee), I could break them easily,
because my knee caused a stress riser.