The Worst Occasions for Plumbing Problems (Part One) - Parker & Sons

Disaster never seems to strike when you would want it to strike. Well… not that you would ever WANT disaster to strike, but when you think about it, there are some moments that would frankly be more convenient than others.

If a pipe just has to burst, why can’t it do so on a quiet Saturday afternoon when you are just hanging around? You have plenty of time to fix it, there is no pressure, you have caught the problem right away, Easypeasy. But no, that never happens. Plumbing problems ALWAYS seem to strike at the worst possible moment. Today, we will look at one of the worst occasions for plumbing problems.

Christmas Morning: How does a standard Christmas morning go? You are woken up at 4 A.M. by a slight twinge of fear. You know they are going to be coming soon. Not now, but soon. Too soon. And that keeps you uncomfortably, uneasily awake. Until finally, thirty minutes later you begin to find some solace and drift gently, softly into a twilight sleep. And then – BAM. THEY HAVE ARRIVED. THE KIDS!! Peace and tranquility is broken. Possibly forever. The day has begun. At 4:38 A.M.

Well, that is how it normally goes. This hypothetical Christmas morning is going to be a little different though, because when the kid come tearing into the room and diving onto your bed they are inexplicable, horrifyingly, dripping wet. They are… really, really wet.

So you ask them what happened. They say, “Daddy, Daddy!! The bathroom is all full of water! We were playing! It’s a Christmas miracle!”

Sure, kids, a Christmas miracle. We just have to open presents, cook breakfast, clean up the house, AND REPAIR OUR SHATTER PLUMBING, all before the in-laws arrive, accompanied by 25 cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and assorted additional family members you didn’t even know existed!

Merry Christmas!

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