You have failed as a father.
When you had the opportunity when they were growing up to instill some
iota of engineering principles, critical or logical thinking or device /
appliance servicing and repair, where were they? Out with their peers,
at the mall, getting into trouble, experimenting with drugs / alchohol,
vandalizing other people's property, playing video games?
You ask a trick question, Kimosabe.
YOU are responsible. Notice I did not say to blame.
As with any newbie on the job, it is YOUR duty to tell them what is
acceptable and what is not. You may not ass-u-me that someone else has
taught them. You have every right to tell them what is acceptable at your
house, and that you don't care one whit about what they do at home.
After some teaching them some rules and boundaries and your do's and dont's,
if they don't do it right, then they are lost.
Think back to when you were coming up. Who did you learn the most from?
I learned the most from two types: the kindly teacher, and the hard ass.
They both have their merits, and their timing.
Good luck, Grasshoppa.
You subject line is a clue...you feel guilty because it bothers you that
they aren't careful with your property? So, first step is to ask them
not to grind the faucet so hard. Next step, have them help when it
needs to be fixed. Last step, have them do one while you help. Just
making up for missed opportunities...most of us didn't get to do all we
wanted with/for our kids.
I recently got some pix of grandson's eighth grade graduation
party...invited whole class of 40 or so, held in the yard with dancing
in the barn. Noticed that almost every pic had one or two kids with
iPods in their hands. It occurred to me that they must be texting, and
why text when ur at a party? My daughter told me they actually asked
each other for a dance by texting! R u kidding? WFT?
As for the country being done for, as long as Sarah Palin draws a crowd,
I'd be ready for the funeral service.
You forgot the step where you bitch slap them in the back of the head after
you've asked them to do something two times. My old man was like that, so
most things took only one correction. Sometimes two, but that was all you
Smack! Or he'd thump you with his middle finger on the top of your head
really hard when you weren't looking. Made one at least stop and think a
bit before proceeding.
Yes, it was child abuse, but I didn't turn out like these little turds
delta single handle faucets work awesome great, the only trouble with
them the mean time between faiures, drips is so long perhaps 8 to 10
years i forget the service tricks..
i rarely think of them, they are affordable dependable and cannot be
It is also a conspiracy amongst the unions. The plumbers union, seeking job
security, wants to change faucet washers at least bi-annually. To achieve
this, the teachers union in sympathy with them does not teach proper use.
Religious schools are of no help. They teach faucet turning as the only
method of acceptable touching your crank so you may turn it back and forth
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