Thursday, March 10, 2011

Good thing we have a toolbox

When it's 10:30PM, you rent an apartment,  and the faucet in your sink refuses to turn off, you have three options:
1. Call the manager, wake her up, and make her really grumpy
2. Use the magic "turn off the water switch" under the sink and call her the next day
3. Get out all your tools
    Take apart the faucet 
    Discover that the thing you were sure was the problem is not the problem
    Find several other things that are working just fine 
    Discover that you have no idea because it's still not working
    Use the magic "turn off the water switch" under the sink and call her the next day

Obviously the third option is the best, because that way when the maintenance guy shows up the next day, you can tell him what you learned is not the problem. Then he can do all the same things you did and come to the same conclusion before proceeding to take apart the sink piece by piece to find what the problem really is... your sink was installed in 1970. So to solve the problem he just gets a new faucet. 

1 comment:

  1. Hahahaha! That is exactly why you need a tool box with all sorts of fun things in it!

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