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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Get It Fixed

What's annoying you, friend?

Is it that squeaky car door? The kitchen window that won't stay open? The camera that keeps losing all its settings?

Is that what's botherin' you, Bunky?

Well get out of that chair, pick up that phone, and call a repairman.

Or, if you're handy, strap on the old tool belt and do it yourself.

Let me tell you what happened to me a while back.

My toilet ran for over a year. For more than 365 days, I had to pick up the tank cover and tap the float to get the valve to shut tight.

Now this is in China, where labor is cheap, but if I had only known how cheap...

So we were planning to have a party, and that afternoon I decided I was going to fix the toilet just hours before the guests arrived.

Can you guess what happened?

I broke a pipe, and water was spraying everywhere. I had to turn off the main on the outside of the building, and go get a plumber.

A nightmare, right?

Thirty minutes and about three dollars later--yes, three whole U.S. dollars--the problem was solved. The toilet was quiet.

So do it yourself, or have it done, but get it fixed.

You'll be happier.

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