Home Improvement, Part Two

When I got home from work the day after the installation of the garbage disposal, I was pleased to see that the new pipe was in place making a perfect connection to the drain.  I had to admit that despite his shortcomings in the handyman department, John did have some skills I have never learned.  I told him it looked great and that I really appreciated his efforts to get the repairs made.  His less-than-pleased expression told me that maybe things didn’t go as smoothly as they appeared.

He responded that replacing the pipe had been easy, and he would have felt pretty good about the project if the disposal actually worked.  When I asked him why he thought it wasn’t working, he said, “The switch must be bad.”  A switch.  A simple switch.  I told him for months it was the switch, but he insisted it was the garbage disposal.  I now know how the prophetess Cassandra felt when she warned the Trojans not to bring that horse into the city.  It really doesn’t matter if you are right if nobody will listen to you.  While being right AND being ignored was irritating, his ability to say that the problem was the switch without acknowledging my early diagnosis of the problem months ago made me almost apoplectic.  Not wanting to start a fight, I said, “I was right and you were wrong, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah” in my head.

The next day he purchased a new switch and put it in place so I now have a new garbage disposal and a new switch.  All’s well that ends well I guess, but I predict the next home improvement project won’t go any smoother than the last!

One Response to “Home Improvement, Part Two”

  1. You’re a better person than I am…I’m the type that would have said “I told you it was the switch!” I wouldn’t have merely said it in my head. LOL

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