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I am Mario! Where's my Luigi?!!

Early this morning as I was turning on the kitchen tap to fill a bottle of water, something unexpected happened. I do not know if it was my prodigious strength or evil fate, but the copper tap broke at its neck and sprayed water all over me.


And there was I already gorgeously clothed and ready for school!


After closing the main valve up front, I took a few minutes looking for a wrench but the metal thingy proved to be elusive. I gave up and went to work (with my wet shirt and trousers. Fortunately I always wear dark colours). And I dry up quickly.


After school I bought an adjustable wrench from a hypermarket (just next to the school) and rushed back home to repair the damage. But lo and behold!! The stupid thing's jaws was not big enough for the pipe.


I grumbled and drove out to the nearest hardware store, with a rather friendly Chinese woman as the proprietor. She advised that a PIPE WRENCH was a proper tool to use, not a bigger adjustable wrench. Duh.... Oh OK, I bought the stuff from her with a discount (the wrench was heavy enough to commit murder in a single stroke).   


So back I was to continue my discontinued quest. I tinkered and cluttered. I turned and whacked. It was messy and a really hot job. 


I walked ALL the way to the front gate to open the main valve. But heck no!! The stupid new tap dripped like a maiden crying for her dead boyfriend!! I unscrewed everything (after walking SO FAR to close the valve AGAIN) and slapped a lot more sealing tape on the durn pipes before screwing them back on.


I opened the main valve and hey lookie, it worked! With the pipe wrench in my hand, I laughed to no one in particular, and suddenly feel like Nintendo's mascot, Mario the Plumber. :)  


For your information, that was my first try at fixing a pipe. It wasn't that hard. The secret was having a pipe wrench and lots of sealing tape!!

11 comments:

Rock Chef said...

Just wait til Bowser turns up!

Aizan Suhaira said...

I'd just call the plumber.

TechnoBabe said...

What did the other people living there do all day without the use of the sink? But hey, congrats on your accomplishment.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Rock Chef; No he won't. Ha ha ha!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Aizan; Money is kinda tight this end of month dear :)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

TechnoBabe; :) I am living alone for almost 2 months now. My mom and brother are staying with my sister in the capital city.

The Writing Instinct said...

You know that deserves a great big walloping CONGRATULATIONS! Good on you for repairing it and saving a few dollars. Now keep the wrench handy as others will probably be calling on your help in future!

Tenchi said...

bravo handyman of the evilness....

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

The Writing Instinct; Wooa. I am not advertising my plumbing skills yet :)

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Tenchi; Do you know how to do it? :)

Tenchi said...

sure i know...i got A for my kemahiran hidup...

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