Thursday, October 21, 2010

What the Bible says about Plumbing

I got used to my dad being able to fix anything in the house. Well, I'm sure he really can't fix everything, but I was made to believe he could. My dad is your regular "why-hire-someone-to-do-it-when-i-can-do-it-myself" kind of dad. He knows basic plumbing and carpentry, and I swear, for most of my childhood, my dad spent Saturdays dismantling something at home and trying to put all of it together again.

Lolo Doc: "Okay Malik. I will raise you to become the best diesel mechanic ever."

Pao, on the other hand, is another matter. He's the "why-should-i-do-it-when-i-don't-know-squat-about-it-and-we-can-hire-someone-to-do-it-for-us" kind of dad. Except when it involves gadgets and musical instruments, Pao would much rather get someone who's in the know in the picture rather than try to fix the car or a part of the house by himself.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been pestering Pao to fix our shower head. The leak was bearable at first, but soon the dripping water from the shower head kept us awake at night, at least when the bathroom door was left ajar. Pao instantly suggested that we call up our handyman Kuya Greg. I was against it because, I quote, "It's such a simple thing. Why pay Kuya Greg for a day's services when that's all he's going to fix? It's easy. You do it. Ikaw na lang. Do it (5x)."

Against his will, Pao tried to fix the leaking shower head on Sunday. Ayan, nasira lalo. If you saw us in the house that night, it sure looked like we were in a reality show. The entire handle came off. Water started gushing out of the pipe (not dripping or seeping or leaking ha? GUSHING!). I had to cover the hole and get drenched in the process, while Pao looked for the switch (?) that would shut down water in the entire house. It was madness!

We ended up calling up Kuya Greg at close to 9:00 p.m. to fix the broken shower head and now, broken pipes. He and Pao had to go to whatever hardware store was still open at that time on a Sunday to look for the necessary plumbing parts - all of which could have been done earlier and without too much of a hassle had I listened to my husband in the first place.

The moral of the story is, do not listen to your wife when she tells you to fix the leaking shower head. She is delusional. Besides, the Bible is right. Wives should submit to their husbands as to the Lord (Ephesians 5: 22-33) at least as far as plumbing is concerned. That's settled.

[Photo that has nothing to do with this post, but I'm posting it anyway because my son is too cute. Haha]

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