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Everyone Wants To Be A Writer

I’m trying to finish what I agreed to do on this house but every time I get to actually do some serious work towards that goal someone asks me to look at something.

I understand that accidents happen at a job site. You are working away and a tool gets away from you, what I don’t understand is why people insist on making a major motion picture script out these problems. I just want to see what is broken so I know what will be required to fix it. I don’t care how it happened, or a long exposition about the circumstances that might have been contributing causes to the event, just tell me what’s broken.

The latest thing was a bathroom sink and vanity. It was an old and ugly vanity that I would have personally trashed if I had to live in the house, but it was totally functional when I first checked the plumbing. I just want to fix it. I don’t want to open a criminal investigation into the cause of the ‘death’ of the sink, it will have to be replaced regardless. My only concern is having a working sink in the bathroom, so I can get back to fixing the drain the carpenter busted in the kitchen….

3 comments

1 Rook { 02.21.13 at 5:59 am }

Well, you can always call in CSI: Miami.

2 ellroon { 02.21.13 at 5:08 pm }

Don’t you want to know how it died??!!

3 Bryan { 02.21.13 at 10:21 pm }

Oh, yeah, like anyone would trust anything from a police agency in Miami-Dade. Atlanta is actually a lot closer than Miami to me.

You are writing a novel, Rook. You have a point in what you are doing, you aren’t merely trying to avoid taking responsibility for a mistake by burying it under an avalanche of words.

It is probably of interest to my friend, Ellroon, who will get the bills for the parts, but my interest is how much longer I’m going to be stuck working on this house. I advised him to dismantle it and sell off the worthwhile salvage, but he thinks he can get his money back in rent.