Thursday, February 19, 2009
Orchard Supply Hardware, Doorbells, and the Chinese
So...I went to Orchard (OSH) to pick up some stuff with my lovely wife's eldest brother KIM U Jin.
He can do and fix most anything. Me? I just like to sit on my ass and watch. Occasionally I will say "I'll do it tomorrow" with such passion and possible honesty that even my wife, who really knows better, will give me a 24 hour pass on stuff I need to get done. Anyway, with her Big Bro here in the land of the Buck Farack bailouts... I've got all kinds of crap to do and yes, it's getting done and done right. Big Bro let's me help him a little bit. Fine with me, I must say. Well... U Jin noticed our front doorbell wasn't working. Our home, built in 1957, is all done-up in Austin Powers era looking fixtures and stuff with an avacado-green bar, even! It's way kewl!!! The doorbell was a wireless set up made in maybe 1977 (Jimmy loser Carter era) and no matter what kinda batteries you put in it, the system goes dead in nothing flat. Like the stimulus plan, you can pour all kinds of money into it but that dead horse just ain't gonna win any races...if you catch my drift. So we go to Orchard Supply Hardware and I-spy a wireless doorbell unit for $29.99. Not too shabby. It's plastic, of course...but I figured it was gonna cost me more than that, so I buy it. Big Bro hooks it all up and I am his numba 1 assistant (he let me hand him a screwdriver, I think). He installs the C cell batteries (not included) and the grand moment arrives when he rings the doorbell ...you should all be panting with great expectations, right about now. SO...U Jin now presses the doorbell and it chimes...it chimes...it CHIMES! The MADE IN CHINA doorbell does what?! IT CHIMES!!!
Yes it chimes alright.
IT CHIMES F#&KING "JINGLE BELLS"!!!
My Korean brother-in-law laughed his ass off!
South Koreans get it.
The Chinese don't.
Yes, I'm keeping the door bell.
It cracks me the hell up! JG ;)