Friday, 1 April 2011

A Pot-Boiler


Chapter 1 : Boiler installed
Chapters 2 - 35 : Boiler fails and is repaired thirty-odd times.
Chapter 36 : Gas engineer comes on Wednesday and says "I know what the problem is, we need to replace all the left side of the boiler, I will need to order parts, back tomorrow"
Chapter 37 : Gas engineer returns and replaces all of left side of boiler and cheerily says - that will be all right now". Five hours later, boiler fails.
Chapter 38 : Gas engineer comes on Friday and says  "I know what the problem is, we need to replace all the right side of the boiler, I will need to order parts, back later today"
.... to be continued, and continued, and continued.

9 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

Alan: I see the problem - you appear to have an end-on lifebuoy attached the the starboard side. It's obviously not a gas boiler, but a lifeboat!

Roy said...

And of course, they set an appointment date, but not a time; they say they'll be there anywhere between 7 AM and 4 PM and can't be any more specific due to workload. Hmmmmmm...

Valerie said...

Are you screaming up the walls right now? I would be.

Tess Kincaid said...

Our boilers are doppelgangers, as well. Actually, yours looks much more modern than mine.

Betsy said...

I know you want to stuff the gas man INTO the boiler. lol.

L. D. Burgus said...

Oh my, time to call in the local lumber yard and replace the whole thing with a new modern one that heats the water as it moves through it. Sorry for all the bills that come with that problem.

Michael and Hanne said...

What's a pot-boiler for anyway?

TICKLEBEAR said...

that's why i rent!! i don't want to deal with such things...
GOOD LUCK!!
:D~
HUGZ

jennyfreckles said...

You'd better tell us who installed it so we can AVOID!