I hate plumbers.
John McCain says plumbers make over a quarter million dollars a year. I have no sympathy for Joe or any other big earner plumber who may see their taxes go up. I say, it’s about time that I got some of my money back.
I have had a leak under the tub in my hall bathroom for three years now. The leak comes and goes, and no one seems to be able to figure out where it is coming from. So, I called a plumber. After a giant hole was cut in my drywall and $400 was handed over I was told the leak was fixed. It was not. The leak reappeared a few weeks later. I called the same plumber back and was told that I would be charged more to fix the same problem.
So I called another plumber. The second plumber said the first plumber didn’t know what he was doing. After another $250 and another hole in the drywall – in a different location – I was told the problem was fixed. It was not. In a few weeks the leak reappeared.
A third plumber, then a fourth, and a few more came to collect money from me to fix this mysterious leak. All told I am out over $2000 for a plumbing problem that remains unfixed three years after it first emerged.
So, I would love to get some of the money back the quarter millionaire plumbers have taken from me.
If there’s a plumber out there, licensed or otherwise, who can actually fix the leak in my house, I am willing to change my mind.
Until then, I will throw my support in with Barack Obama and his tax cuts for all hard working Americans making less than a quarter million dollars a year.
Plumbers, especially ones earning over a quarter million dollars a year, you get no sympathy from me.