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Monday, December 26, 2005

Plumbing breakdown

Our kitchen is in the middle of a plumbing emergency. The repairman* is here now, and working on it. There's much banging around and the requisite cussing. I'm keeping my distance.

* Repairman = my brother, who, among other things, is quite handy.

EDIT a little later: The front door just slammed. I really don't even want to look.

Posted by Marie at December 26, 2005 1:35 PM


Plumbers cuss at everything. It is part of the job description. They cuss the design, they cuss the tight spaces, and they especially cuss the plumbers who worked on your pipes before they did. I do that when I attempt minor plumbing jobs I think I can do. The benefit of doing your own plumbing is that you know who and what the plumber that comes behind you is cussing at.

Posted by: Rob at December 26, 2005 2:36 PM

I once thought I could replace my kitchen garbage disposal on Christmas Eve afternoon only to discover - after I had butchered all the feed and drain lines under the sink - that I couldn't get the unit detached from the sink. A whole bunch of people were coming for dinner the next day so I had to find a plumber on Christmas Eve and then convince him to come finish the installation. There was requisite cussing and then some going on in my kitchen that day. This led me to formulate "White's Law of Household Plumbing." To wit: bad things happen when you cut into pipes.

Posted by: Kem White at December 26, 2005 9:05 PM