Not a phrase I use often, but is extremely appropriate!
I have been listening to our guest toilet run for at least two months. It has been driving me crazy.
My sweet hubby has said he will look at it because he doesn’t think it is the rubber seal thingy.
I am on spring break this week and I made to Wednesday before searching issues that might make your toilet run incessantly. The cheapest issue is the rubber seal thingy. That is where I will start.
I take the lid off the bowl and snap a shot and look around while I have a toddler and 10 month old hanging off of me crying and asking for juice.
We load up and head to Lowes.
I ask a clerk at Lowes and tell him what I am using, but leave out the word ‘thingy’. He hands me the TOTALLY WRONG thingy. Had he actually taken a second to look at the picture I was showing him he would have seen that this was not what I needed. My toilet doesn’t even have a place for that crazy thing.
So, unknowingly, I bought it.
Got home and opened the lid after feeding the girls, cleaning up and putting them down for naps.
Ummmm . . . are you freaking kidding me! OK, guess I am headed back to Lowes later.
Hubby gets home and we chat for a few minutes and then I run to get something for dinner at the grocery store, take a little mommy break and exchange this stupid toilet thingy for the real thingy I need.
Once home, we eat, clean up and Henley (10 month old) is in bed. Now, for Lennox to get to bed. We deal with a toe issue that has been tragic. Story to follow.
Hubby is getting her ready and I decide I can’t take one second longer of this ridiculous toilet! I get the ring and remove the lid, again.
I am looking at the picture on the back of the packaging and trying to determine what part it is telling me to remove in order to place the rubber seal thingy on the bottom when Hubby walks back in. He asks what I am doing.
Baking cookies. What does it look like?
He tells me to hold on because he doesn’t want me to break another part trying to fix this simple part. He asks how I removed the old seal and then I explain and show him the diagram on the back of the package that I am attempting to follow.
He Click here to view more details” rel=’nofollow’ target=’_blank’ >picks up the seal and says it seems pretty stretchy.
And then . . .
He comes over and proceeds to put the seal on (not like the picture shown)!!!!!!
So, I have been driven crazy by this toilet and listened to it and then to him tell me he would look at it and go to Lowes (TWICE) and was in the process of fixing it and YOU swoop in at the last second and do it.
This infuriates me!
And I know he isn’t doing it because he doesn’t think I can’t. And I know he isn’t doing it on purpose, but he stole my sweet, sweet toilet victory!
Next time, just suggest the idea and let me try it and have the victory for myself! Or the failure for that matter.
Why do men do this? Do they even know they are doing this? Do they realize how condescending and aggravating it is?