Pet Please #52: When a Single Kick Fixes a Machine

Today was a rough day for my facility.

The washing machine was leaking. A wall was dripping wet. A bathtub was losing water.

The copier broke. Several recently installed electrical outlets were discovered to be in the wrong place. The sound system repair guy didn’t show up on schedule.

The roof needs repairs. An old elevator stopped working for a while. And the spindle that holds one of the garden hoses cracked and broke.

So after a long day of checking in with contractors and trying to fix things, I was locking up when I heard a rattling sound coming from the large air conditioning unit near the main entrance.

A cursory glance revealed nothing superficially wrong. There was something loose inside the machine.

I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if a single kick could fix this machine?” Because we all know that it’s the best when that happens.

I wish I could report that a single kick repaired the AC unit. That would be a fitting conclusion to this blog entry, all wrapped up in a bow like a Friends episode. However, I’m sad to report that my kick did nothing.

But wouldn’t it have been great if it did?

7 thoughts on “Pet Please #52: When a Single Kick Fixes a Machine”

  1. Oh, that’s a day full of headaches. You should kick back and relax with a cold bottle of beer.

    And it would be awesome if you can kick it or even talk nice to it and it fixes itself. Or press an easy button to fix it. What kind of life would that be… *Wishing for an easy button*

  2. Hope the air conditioner was not broken this morning when you went to work. That would be the icing on the ‘terrible horrible no good very bad day’ Quoted from Alexander’s Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day. But as it says in the book you can have such a day ‘even in Australia’

  3. Jasmin and MS – Honestly, it wasn’t a terrible day for me–just a bad day for the facility! Sure, these problems are annoying when they add up, but they’re not that bad.

  4. I think Duct Tape will fix all of those problems sir. Except maybe the electrical outlets. There, you probably need an extension cord.

  5. Perhaps if you, like the woman in your photo, had been wearing a cute bikiniwhen you kicked the air conditioner unit it would have been sufficient to fix the problem.

    • Oh, is she wearing a bikini? I hadn’t noticed–I only paid attention to her fun and lively personality.


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