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Because plumbing should be...

Because plumbing should be...
Otherwise, we're up S__t Creek.

(Another hilarious, tangential comment thread follows...)

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19 comments - The latest ones
 Pano ☼ Rapi ♫✯♫
Pano ☼ Rapi ♫✯♫ club
No DIY?
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club
has replied to Pano ☼ Rapi ♫✯♫ club
Not for me! Lol!
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
.............without a paddle ;-))
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club
has replied to Keith Burton club
That's right, terrible predicament!
2 years ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
Names like this always perplex me. Is there somewhere a business called Unaffordable Plumbing and Drain Cleaning? The Nadir Corporation? Bad Eats? That seems to be implied, but I have never seeen a business name like that. I think something is being kept from us.
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
There is probably an entire highway somewhere that has all of those businesses in a row. You know, like the places in every city with all of the car dealerships. Ugly Haircuts, Knock-n-Leak Auto Repair, Outdated Home Decorating, Ill-fitting Shoes...things like that.
2 years ago.
Steve Bucknell club
has replied to Diane Putnam club
In The Fall and Rise of Reggie Perrin , a wonderful BBC comedy from years ago (Jesus, how old I’ve become!) Reggie opens a shop called Grot selling worthless items at very high prices. It’s a great success of course. There must be places like that, it’s a great concept.
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club
has replied to Steve Bucknell club
Oh, so that explains the word grot. We don't use it, but I've seen it used by one or two of your countrymen. Which usage came first?

There are shops like that. Here, semi-old, useless things are called "collectibles." Betty's Collectibles 'n' Things.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Steve Bucknell club
Cheer up, Steve. I remember Hancock's Half-Hour .

Is "grot" related to "grotty"? That's a word you occasionally see in print here, though I can't remember hearing it in speech. There used to be a North American word, "grody" that meant "grotty". Perhaps they are related. I think we should be told.
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has added
Happy feet
2 years ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Diane Putnam club
Target might have done better in Canada if they'd branded themselves as the Empty Shelf Store. People would have been less disappointed.
2 years ago.
Steve Bucknell club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
I haven’t looked it up, but “grotty” was definitely a Liverpudlian idiom around the time of the Beatles.
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
Sunglasses called "vicinity." That's just weird. Grody, that sounds familiar...ah, here we are: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/grody - dirty, disgusting, etc., but briefly popularized by its use in the song "Valley girl."
2 years ago.
slgwv club
has replied to Diane Putnam club
Some of us still use grody-- ;)
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club
has replied to slgwv club
Well, OK, then. Just don't add "to the max!"
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
I have a blockage that the plunger just won't shift (and I don't mean my personal plumbing).
If I call that number, how long before someone pops round and would it be affordable do you think?
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club
has replied to Andy Rodker club
When hell freezes over. Hey, don't shoot the messenger!
2 years ago.
 slgwv
slgwv club
I've seen it commented that the ultimate recession-proof business is plumbing. _Nobody_ puts off a call to the repairman when it's not working! The electrical (and, these days, the cable) can't be far behind--
2 years ago.
Diane Putnam club
has replied to slgwv club
Excellent point, Steve! Right, we can, if we must, go without electricity. Toilet? Nope!
2 years ago.

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