Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cabinets and Kitchens and Construction, Oh My!

The other day, this conversation took place in my house. I was going to change the names to protect the parties involved, but those of you who are family would know who these people are, and those who aren't family -- well, what difference does it make to you?

Dad: Do you have any black electrical tape?

Virgil: Yep.

Dad: Will this insulate well enough for me to cut a hot wire?

Virgil: Why don't you turn the power off?

Dad: I'm only cutting one wire.

Virgil: Well, don't use those pliers. Those are expensive pliers. Might as well ruin cheap ones.

Dad: Maybe I'll just turn the power off.

Note: The breaker box was about 10 feet from the wire to be cut. Finding the electrical tape required walking upstairs and taking the time to have this conversation.

You'll all be happy to know that ultimately, the power was shut off and the wire was safely cut with no harm to father or pliers.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

I love that you chose the name Virgil. I just keep picturing Virgil in this conversation and it makes it even more funny.