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A great line

On a walk today I saw a panel truck for an electrician or a plumber—something like that. And the reason I can't recall if it was an electrician, a plumber or something else is because of the laugh-out-loud slogan painted about the company's name:

We repair what your husband fixed.

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susandennis
Aug. 14th, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
I almost always hate clever when it promotes gender stereotypes but even with my own prejudice, I think that is HILARIOUS!
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 14th, 2013 03:12 am (UTC)
I burst out laughing when I read it, probably because I've occasionally made a dog's breakfast out of what seemed at first to be an easy job. After I saw it, I realized the line probably is sexist—but I laughed again anyway.
sahlah
Aug. 14th, 2013 12:18 pm (UTC)
An element of truth makes that so funny... I currently have a dead garage door opener for similar reasons. *smile*
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 14th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
I tried for the better part of three days to install a bedroom ceiling fan. Fortunately, before I made too much of a pig's ear of the job, I called in an electrician. Two of them came; it took them less than 90 minutes to complete the job.

Then there are the latest tweaks to my home theater setup ...
(Anonymous)
Aug. 14th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
We fix it
Reminiscent of a sign I saw in an auto mechanic's shop that had labor charges as follows: $40/hr; $50/hr if you watch; $65/hr if you worked on it first. av
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 14th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
Re: We fix it
" ... if you worked on it first." It made me laugh. Thanks!
nodressrehersal
Aug. 15th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
I'll bet that slogan has gotten them more business than it has lost them!
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 15th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC)
You bet. They know where the real power is in a household.
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