such is life
August 30, 2011
Just had the plumbers here for 5 hours.
When I signed the job sheet, the chief plumber said in his thick Scottish accent and with a grin “that will be 4 million dollars please, plus gst (goods & services tax)”.
Apparently 9 out of 10 bathroom renovations result in problems with the drainage after completion. They didn’t tell us about that. Note to self: next time I get a bathroom renovated, I will get a plumber to fixed the blocked drains the day after the bathroom blokes have finished.
Anyway, ours was particularly tricky because the little buggers at my place (that’s my children – “bugger” is a colloquial term of endearment freqently used in Australia – I hope you are not offended) dropped a ball into the system whilst it was all open during the renovations.
They were playing cricket in the hallway of course. Of course, I told them to go outside to play cricket, but they said they didn’t hear me.
Yes, they do have selective hearing at times.
“And anyway Mum it wasn’t a real cricket ball.”
“Thanks for that fellas.”
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