My House Hates Me

When you take a day off from work to wait for the air conditioning repair person, which scenario is worse?

  1. Finding out that you need a new whatzehoozit, and that it will cost a bazillion dollars.
  2. Having the frickin’ a/c…the same one that coughed, sputtered and banged all weekend… the very same one that spewed a river of water out into your a/c closet… the absodamnlutely same one that you tore apart trying to fix yourself, then gave up in a resigned fit of despair at your lack of repairmanliness… yeah, that one… chug away perfectly fine all morning long with nary a drop of water to be found, leaving the aforementioned a/c repair person to look at you like you’ve grown a third head… and, of course, with the dreaded knowledge that it will start acting up again as soon as he leaves.

Just askin’.

[Grooving to: The Son Never Shines (On Closed Doors) by Flogging Molly]
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14 Responses to My House Hates Me

  1. Hey Lisa says:

    I think #2. And if it does act up again, hit it with a sledgehammer and INSURE that it WILL need repair next time. Ugh, sorry. That sounds like the luck I usually have.

  2. mel says:

    well they both suck, but #2 for sure. ugh, sorry!

  3. Brian says:

    Yeah, the second one. I WANT the guy to find the busted bazillion-dollar whatzehoozit.

  4. Psycho Dad says:

    Well, that depends on which side of the a/c unit you are on.

    For you (the one needing the repair) #2 is worse because you want the problem to never appear again. Oh and you look foolish for calling a repairman for something that isn’t broken. 😉

    Now if you are the repairman, #1 is worse because he will have to fix it. Thus, causing him to lose out on several billable return trip service calls for a non-existant problem.

    Don’t sweat it, cooler weather approaches….

  5. Solonor says:

    In Florida, cooler weather means January. 🙁

  6. Mopsie says:

    I’m tellin ya — that #2 shit happens to me all the time. Usually with my car or my own body. I call it the “doctor appointment” syndrome. You’ve been sick for weeks with some unexplained virus crap and then you make an appointment to see your doctor. That morning you, of course, wake up refreshed and feeling JUST FREAKIN FINE!

    Sorry to hear about your doctor appointment syndrome with your A/C. I say threaten your A/C unit… maybe it will behave next time!

  7. Solonor says:

    We had stern words after the guy left.

  8. jr says:

    So what are you naming your new head? Solonor is already taken!

  9. Ric The Schmuck says:

    “In Florida, cooler weather means January. :(”

    Watch now,folks, and remember Sol’s words, until the next time the mercury dips into the 50’s…then we’ll hear some cryin’.

  10. picklejuice says:

    #2 just happened with our water heater that *flooded* my basement. Guy came and not only was the water heater fine but he could find no evidence of anything wrong with it, not even soggy insulation around the thing. (Well DUH it wouldn’t be soggy…it was wrapped around a water HEATER…hmmm, I think I was being made fun of when he said that…)

    I always call that “hair cut syndrome” because it’s like how your hair never looks quite as perfectly coifed until the day you’re set to get it cut.

    (Since I’m in Minnesota, the first person who moans about the temp dropping below fifty is going to get my size ten up their ass. Here, it’s already colder than the law allows – or would be, if Minnesota ever got around to passing laws about such things.)

  11. Les says:

    Guy. I’m definitly gonna have to go with #1. seriously, if I had a Bazillion I can guarente that I wouldn’t be spending it on an A/C, heck, I would prolly hire beautiful women to constainly follow me round and fan me. and feed me grapes. Then I would prolly buy myself a sporting team of some kind. A good one. Not Detroit. (O.K. I’ll stop pretending that I know anything about America sports now…)

  12. Alteredboy says:

    #2 is the worst. Especially if you get charged for a service call. Pull some wires next time. 🙂

  13. MJ says:

    As long as it’s not both at the same time. Let me guess, did you have to have your condensate line cleaned out? Same thing happen to me a few weeks ago. Water all over the damn place. It’s the humidity. When that went down a bit, it stopped leaking and I stopped caring. Then it came back. And my feet were wet, so I had to care again. It only cost an hour service call though… so not too bad.

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