Mar 16, 2013

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"


I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it.", right? I have found that for men to who like to tinker, this doesn't apply to them.

Okay, let me explain. Yesterday, we had a leaky bathroom sink and we asked Dad to fix it. He fixed it in no time. At the same time, the bathtub had a drip that has been there for years. We've pretty much ignored it up until this point. Well, Dad decide that he wanted to try and fix the bathtub drip. He thought it would take just a few minutes and it would be done. He thought wrong, apparently.

An hour later, I hear him drop a tool in the bathroom, say an expletive, Mom yell, "Are you alright?", and he replies with "Oh, yeah.". All in all, it took him about 3-4 hours, 3 trips to the hardware store, and fist-sized hole in the wall to fix the bathtub and it still has a super slow drip. We didn't have any running water most of the day while he was working on it, and the bathroom floor was filled with tools and tool boxes.

I applaud his initiative to want to fix the drip, but it still drips and it cost us $25. So all evening, Mom said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it.".

Agree?

1 comment:

  1. LOL agreed! My dad's the same way! Though he does luck out occasionally and get things fixed. But sometimes, it really shouldn't be messed with as long as it's not broken. Sometimes it's better to leave it to the professionals. Or just ignore it. But some people just love to tinker, what can you do?

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