Never, ever gloat!

9 thoughts on “Never, ever gloat!”

  1. Oh good heavens, that’s a short story – you could probably enter it in a contest in win. So sorry you’re having that kind of trouble. Been there, done that and it’s a bitch. Shall I send you some dry towels?


    1. Oh thanks! I think I’m out of the woods now. The Trinity man just left, the fridge is rapidly cooling down, and there’s not a drop of water on the floor. (knock wood) Looks like I can finally relax. However, I could use some Excedrin …

  2. I’m so sorry you’re having such a time of it. I imagine it feels like the old “when it rains, it pours” thing. My mom taught (or at least tried to teach) me the same thing, but it took long years of suffering and wondering just what the cosmos had against me for the lesson to finally sink in. Nowadays I clear away from anyone who even appears to be bragging about something, for fear of getting caught in the cosmic crossfire! 😯

  3. I’m not laughing. I once bragged about the wonderful wall closet I inserted between the studs behind my refrigerator in order to use less expensive water filters than the screw in type that came with my new refrigerator. The next month the water filter case split down the middle and flooded two rooms. Did you know that a water filter in a well built plastic case costs around $30 in my neck of the woods? So, I’m not laughing. Or (shudder) bragging either.

    1. I paid $40 for my new filter and that’s seems to be about average here. I’ve always been content with tap water myself, but it seems every fridge these days comes with a filter. Obviously I’d have been much better off without one.

    1. Thanks. Yet another reason for me to miss the apartment I left when I bought this place. There it would have been one phone call, and their property at stake …

... and that's my two cents