Tag Archives: Funny

Exclusions

The terminology is different, but some thing go with the property and some don’t.  Some are obviously included (water heater), some aren’t so clear (range, refrigerator), so they have to be spelled out in the contract so that potential buyers know what’s included or excluded.

Awhile back I photographed a house and could hear the agent and seller writing up a detailed statement about the toilet in the downstairs full-bath not being included.  The seller had painted the tank and its lid as well as the seat lid and wanted to keep those.  I went and looked again.

Vines and leaves with nymphs.

Wish I’d taken a picture of it.

Switches

Okay, I’ve been doing this awhile now.  And quite often run into the situation below: Kitchen sink with a light over it and two switches next to the sink.

Kitchen Switches
Kitchen Switches

One switch operates the light, the other operates the garbage disposal.  I’ve had builders and electricians alike both tell me that the switch closest to the sink operates the disposal.

No.  Not even close.  I don’t think my score is even close to 50/50 because I always try the switch farthest away but am usually startled by the garbage disposal going.

On the days I get it right I buy a lottery ticket.

So, if you’re an electrician and install this so that A is the light and B is the disposal, thank you.

If you do it the other way around, you’re an asshole.