Obviously! I am a "real whiz".
Why wouldn't you believe what he told you in the first place?
Ever hear of "trench-less technology? Ask him if it's possible to pull a
new sewer line through your old one. Better yet, "Google" is your friend.
Maybe you'll one day be a "whiz".
I am shocked at your language. Is this the way plumbers should
speak to the general public? Of course, had he been right in front of
you, it would have been OK to slap his around a little, but just a
I'm sure you've made many a visit to a prospective customer, who for
whatever reason couldn't grasp a certain concept of a repair, or thought the
"plumber" was blowing smoke.
The original poster had told us that a "plumber", and I assume a qualified
member of the "bretheren", had told him he could avoid an excavation, and
"pull it underground", thus saving the customer considerable expense.
Apparently, the customer/poster didn't believe this was possible, and asked
My original post may have been a little over the top, but was fully intended
to "help" the customer/poster understand that what was presented by a
professional plumber was in fact possible.
As for my second response, it is what it is.
Now though, instead of hoping that the original guy he called out gets the
job, I'm hoping that the original/poster has called someone that owns a
great big backhoe. In addition, my hopes extend to where the new "salesman"
up grades his inadequate and cheap, 3/4" flexible water service to a
"lifetime" 11/2" copper line with both a PRV and an RPZ. Btw, I'm hoping
that the "salesman" has a brother-in-law is in the landscaping business, who
will give the original poster/customer a smoking deal on putting is yard
A Real Whiz
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No your first reply was absolutely nasty,.
It was not anly above the top
It was more out of character
There was no assumption to be made
The question was simple
The answer was nasty
Apparently you have a problem with communication, both verbal and written.
First when the "plumber" presented a solution to your problem and second
when got your feelings hurt from my post. I can only suggest that you grow
a pair if you're going to hang around Usenet.
Speaking of which, since you didn't believe the original plumber, you can
believe this one when he suggests you try using spell check before hitting
the send button. A little punctuation wouldn't hurt either. Further, I
guess when your momma was teaching you manners she neglected to read you the
chapter on name calling.
So back to your dilemma. Your "simple" question got a simple answer. So
why didn't you believe the original plumber?
The follow-ups were in response to the your name calling. Speaking of
which, I found the nasty part of this thread was when you called your dog,
human. I find what you alluded too, to be totally disgusting. Your dog can
be your bestest friend ever, but never "human? I'm sure there are several
Asian countries that would agree with me on that level, as they eat their
dogs. I could carry this a lot further, but my only hope is that you and
your dog are only on the best friends level.
Now if you wish to continue with more name calling, BRING IT! I'd be more
than happy to really introduce you to:
Mr. Nasty Whiz
Gentleman Ironmike. I laughed out loud at your response.
You translate perfectly.
You also are a gentleman
I see your mother taught you well and you understand proper
etiquette and how to reply those who
lack proper social skills.
Perhaps Casino has a differnt aspect or feels that beating with
malice will solve some other
It is not that I hold a grudge against his response.
We are all human
Even my dog
When my dog gets out of control he knows how to show humility
Casino in his second reply did not apologize as he would have shown
weakness in his eyes.
He only tried to exhonerate his remark.
I admit that i have shortcomings
Then again i also have manners
You are alive! I now live in Europe, but keep up on the current
plumbing scene as you can see. I hope life is treating you well. Now
if we can just get Bob W. to say hello, my life will be complete.
Hi there Mike,
I read here when I have time but I'm too busy to post. But for one of our
better guys out there I'm taking a couple of moments to say....... howdy!
I hope you're teachin' those commies how to plumb right.:>)
You are also alive! This is wonderful. You would have been proud
of me. For nine months before I moved, I took a job at a 26 story
condo project on Cincinnati's waterfront. By far, I was the oldest
plumber on the job. The largest CI I ran was 12", and I made it all
the way to the top before I left for Kosovo. Besides putting up with
all the "don't break your hip" jokes, I handled my own quite well.
Because I was out of the trade for years (and didn't have a license) I
hired in as a helper, but was kept on when most of the others were
Just understand, though, that I still prefer working with my mind
rather than my hands.
You are also alive!! When I moved, I just expected everyone in
America would die. I am relieved it didn't work out that way.
Perhaps I wasn't as vital to the USA as I thought.
BTW, my wife and I return to Cincy on Monday for the summer break.
I'll probably have my share of faucets and water heaters to keep me
busy till I come back here in August.
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