Well, how about this.

Using ABC Pyro, negs are way thin, I keep developing and developing, still thin.

OK, next time I increase my exposure by a couple of stops.

Back into the darkroom, same problem.

$80 meter check later, the meter is fine.

I am thinking, how do Michael and Paula do it?

Go into darkroom with latest batch of film and then it dawns on me, 1 1 1 7 is a bit different to 1 1 1 70. And I am not blond.......