Thursday, October 23, 2008

Plumber Pants and Humming Pipes

Is it possible to develop perfect pitch? If so, I have it ...
At least, I have it for one note. I think I could go 50 years and if you asked me to hum a B flat, I could do it.

For the last 3 months, our pipes have hummed a B flat every time we turn them on too far. If I wanted to do the dishes, I had to turn the faucet down until it barely had any pressure. Either that, or I could try to think of as many songs as I could that would work with a constant B flat in the background.

The reason I know it's a B flat is because I checked on our piano ... You can just call me Holmes, Sherlock Holmes.
(End Tangent)

So, we finally had a repair guy come to look at it. It took 3 months because we would keep forgetting it until we had to turn on the water. Then we'd think, "Oh crap, I forgot to call the plumber."

Finally, I remembered.

They came the other day, and the only thing worse than having pipes hum a constant note is having the plumber, the guy who is supposed to be milking every dollar out of you, say, "You know, I really hate to charge you because it was such an easy thing to fix."

Yup, that's what he said.

I told him I didn't care and that I was just glad the noise stopped.

Oh, and P.S.: He still charged me.


trublubyu said...

was it joe? joe the plumber? lucky.

Talullah said...

I feel your pain...I have an old air conditioning unit on the roof above me at work that constantly rattles a samba beat

Nathan said...

You should get a conga line going in your office.

Krystal said...

I appreciate you remembering to call the plumber and coming home to take care of it. I, personally, was getting tired of that B flat.

Mindi said...


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