Water spigot from hell

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The water spigot from hell

Sometimes I amaze myself, because I get more things right by accident, than I do on purpose. I will give you an example. Yesterday I was putting a washer in the shower faucet. I found I had to remove a little round cap like thing in the center of the knob you turn it on with I tried for about ten minutes at least. I finally took my pocketknife, and just popped it right out. My wife came in. how you doing, any trouble? I said. No, I got it okay. Then I started to take out the screw that held the knob on. I removed that all right then I started to take out the spigot as I started to unscrew the spigot with my trusty adjustable wrench, I got to thinking. Now, if I turn this end piece, water comes out, so if I unscrew the thing it goes into, water is going to come out like crazy, water had already started to dribble some, because I started to loosen it. I tightened it back. And went to the basement to find the shut off, and turn the water off. Wife, everything alright? Yeah, I just have to turn off the water before I can take out the spigot. Oh, okay. I said: it as if I had a clue about what I was doing. I finally found the shut off valve and turned it off, and I went back upstairs, and started to unscrew the spigot. I put my wrench on and turned it, then again. Now the third time I turned it, I got a bath. Water went everywhere I found I should have opened a spigot so the water could drain from the line. I said Oh Shoot. Then the water slowed and stopped. My wife came in. what’s wrong? I just took the spigot out, and got my shower for the day. Wife; I didn’t think that was sweat. Can you do this? I think I can finish up. (Notice how the cockiness is gone from my voice now) I looked at the spigot, and it did not have a small round flat washer. The dumb thing had what looked like a stovepipe hat on it. I had bought some washers, but none like that. So I went the hardware store with the spigot. I asked the man do you have a washer like this. Oh yeah and he started opening drawers until he found one. I said thanks, paid him, and went on my way. When I got home, I did not have any trouble after that. I changed the washers, and it all came out alright. The end of an agonizingly true story of how it took me two and a half hours to do a job that would have taken a plumber twenty minute to do.

Doolin Carrico

07 / 30 / 2008

Submitted: August 01, 2019

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