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Old 05-21-05, 08:16 PM
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Does anyone else feel like nothing you own works worth a damn?

dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

first part of my wiring in my house fouls up, still not fixed BTW, the guy was supposed to come fix that today, didn't show up or even call and now the damn washer won't drain, now I'm gonna have to fish out a load of wet clothes.
sometimes I wish I was still in that crappy apartment, at least if something goes wrong the landlord has to foot the bill
*sigh*

rant over

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Old 05-22-05, 08:08 AM
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I'm in an apartment. My washer failed a few weeks ago and they gave me a new one. My toilet had problems a couple weeks ago and the maintenance guy fixed it. It's nice. The disposal broke down a few months ago and I took it apart and fixed it myself, but that's just because I was feeling particularly handy that day.

I still want a house, though, so I can crank up the home theater and stereo.
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Old 05-22-05, 08:47 AM
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Nah, everything works fine.




Except for the fucking DVD player that can't see my disks!
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Old 05-22-05, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
Nah, everything works fine.




Except for the fucking DVD player that can't see my disks!
that's because you're trying to play divx
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Old 05-22-05, 08:54 AM
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My 56" DLP sometimes decides it doesn't want to turn on. Gives "lamp error" error codes for a while then it will finally come on after trying a few times.
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Old 05-22-05, 08:59 AM
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Yesterday I was doing some minor electrical work (thanks OldDude) and I was replacing a switch. Pretty simple stuff, right! After getting everything wired when I screwed the switch back in the box, the box cracked and broke in half! Nice. So what was a 5 minute project now means I'm going to have to unhook both switches (it was a double, do whatever I can to get out the old box, and put in a new one. What a drag.
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Old 05-23-05, 11:43 AM
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In the past month my car radio has died, my TV is on the fritz, my monitor is flickering badly, my washer broke...
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Old 05-23-05, 11:55 AM
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Well, you could buy a home warranty and just pay a $50 copay every time something breaks or whatever.

But feeling like nothing I own works worth a damn--nah, I'm not a Ford owner
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5th season for my riding lawn mower. Start of the season, the battery is dead. Replace it and then hit a rock and the blades is screwed. Replace that and then the mower deck belt breaks. Replace that and see that the drive belt is about to crap out as well, so I replace it. Now the drive belt falls off every once in awhile when you depress the brake too far. Think I have that fixed, though. Shifts rough.
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Old 05-23-05, 01:41 PM
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It seems to me like 'something' always either:

1. isn't working at all
2. isn't working properly
3. requires maintenance of some type


I guess it is the downside of owning a lot of 'things', and a downside of 'things' being more complex and having more features than ever before and being made more cheaply than ever before (China, Taiwan).
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Old 05-23-05, 01:46 PM
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not since I stopped buying American
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Old 05-23-05, 02:55 PM
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I used to, then I found this:




*Erections lasting more than 4 hours require medical attention. Preferably from a foxxy 18 year old nurse.
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