Saturday, July 16, 2016

Yes, It Is! No, It Isn't

     Silly little disagreements, like in the title, can arise from very innocent situations.

     The micro Manager and I have been in one of these little disagreements for three days.

     The origin of this little bicker was simple. The micro Manager said that her laundry tub hot tap was dripping. Could I replace the washer and fix it. Well , of course. That's an easy job.

     So with close supervision by the micro manager I replaced the washer. Okay , now check! Guess what? it's still dripping like before. We let it sit for a couple of hours to see if the drip stops . No way.

    What now? Well, replace the washer. It might have been faulty! Second washer, same as the first. Now our puzzlers were in overdrive. Well the washers were old so maybe buy some new washers and that will do the trick.

     At the beginning I asked the Micro Manager if she was sure it was the hot side.

     So a quick trip to Crappy Tire and a nice fresh package of washers. This should fix things. Dang! It still drips like before.

    More puzzling. Maybe it's the seat? Yes that's it . It's gotta be the seat.

     We're now on the third day and I'm still saying we've gotta check the cold side. More reasoning from the Micro Manager that it couldn't be the cold side. More reasoning about water runs downhill!!! Sure, but what's that go to do about this situation.

     Well finally, the micro manager agreed to check the cold  even though she said it will never work.

     Well, you guessed it. When I turned off the water supply from the hot, the drip kept dripping.

     Okay, now change the washer on the cold!

    So silly little arguments can start from very simple misunderstandings.  Am
I the only one who gets into yes, no, disagreements?



32 comments:

  1. The important thing is that you got it fixed! Yes, we argue a bit somedays too, it keeps things exciting:)

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    1. I have to be very patient with this issue. the level of dispute rises rapidly. Sometimes people have a rigid view of what's right.

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  2. Bob and I have had many of these situations. You're more long suffering though. Bob would have assumed from the beginning that I didn't know what I was talking about.

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    1. You have to recognize and accept reality.

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    1. This is my first replying to no comment. Silence speaks loudly. How did I do?

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  4. My hubby always starts with, "In my humble opinion, not that I'm ever humble..."
    Just have to laugh! I often prove him wrong!

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    1. That's okay when both people are in a rational world.

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  5. Hi Red, Well, I'll be darn. Yep, I've had a *couple* of occasions when the Micro Manager was not correct. It's hard to get them to admit a mistake. Ha Ha It helps when you can nail it ... just like you did ... with the cold water tap. Nice work! Of course, I hate to admit it, but the Micro Manager is usually right!

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    1. You mean you have a micro manager too!!! What fun!

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  6. And I'm sure you never, ever said "I told you so!". . .? :0)

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    1. I can't remember if I did!!!

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  7. I had a similar one just yesterday. I was right, of course, but I couldn't prove it like you did here. :-)

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    1. Oh, I think these little discussions are common.

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  8. That NEVER happens here! 😁

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    1. ...and I know you are just waiting.

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  9. I think everyone has such moments! But at least all turned out well :)

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    1. Our marathons always come to an end.

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  10. Perhaps the micro-manager needs a new pair of spectacles. May I suggest simple gold-rimmed ones as worn by commandants of WWII prisoner of war camps.

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    1. Due to personality disorder reality is sometimes a stretch. Obsessive compulsive grows worse with age.

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  11. Yes, no disagreements happen frequently at Casa Chatterbox.

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    1. Communication can sometimes be fun.

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  12. You're grinding it out...perhaps that's what you need to do to stop the tap from dripping. ;)

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  13. made me smile. glad you're handy and could find the problem, too. :)

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  14. I'm embarrassed to say I'm not sure I could change a washer.

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  15. Just as long as it eventually gets resolved!

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  16. One of the things about living alone is that I rarely argue with myself.

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  17. Oh we get those all the time... We can laugh about it a month later.

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  18. Yes. I mean no. I mean... Unhuh.. I can easily argue with myself. Glad you got it all figured out. I think it's funny that "Crappy Tire" seems to be the nickname Canadian Tire has all across the country.. and yet, we still shop there. :)

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  19. Nope. I call the maintenance man to do the bath shower which is now dripping for first time in almost the first year of us here. That is what I like about our Senior buildings Red. Especially our guy. Our Apt is spotless. He never lets anything in the halls or common area be dirty.

    He is on the bal. We have 50 units. And he is right on.

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