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Playing with my cock — 7 Comments

  1. I knew immediately what was the cause of that little miracle.
    *dons leprechaun hat & best Oirish accent* “Begorrah  but yer man missed a fine opportunity there, so yer did, to be sure to be sure”. Are you not in Ireland, the land where the Blessed Mother pops up more often than Pop-Tarts in a student’s kitchen, where the town drunk only has to see the face of Christ in whatever cow pat he woke up in, for the good villages to have a procession and a shrine to built? A quick call to whichever old biddy does the flowers in the church or the Father’s *cough* housekeeper saying the Mother of God had appeared to you and as sign, a sure sign, had decreed it would rain eternally but on one side of the house-which was to be converted into a chapel in her honour…you could have spent the hour before he and the first of the faithful arrived (it takes time on bared knees) bottling the water to flog to the gullible and working on your first volume of Prophecies.

    • I would dearly hate to hear your version of an Irish accent.  Did you learn it from The Quiet Man?

      They are praying for a miracle here in Ireland.  They need someone to turn wine into water……

  2. Has yer not so Andy man bent the arm on the cock thus giving the ball the option of jamming against said tank?

    This was a favorite trick of unscruplous plumbers ‘fixing’ a worn out ball valve washer, charging for the fix but not actually replacing the washer.

    Used to be a plumber in a large shipyard working on ‘the plant’ back in the day so came across, quite literally, all sorts.

    • Ah no.  My fella is as honest as the day is long.  The ball was almost submerged, and a quick thump sorted it.

      Why is it that 99% of problems can be solved with a judiciously applied kick or thump?

      • Maybe the ball arm is bent where it joins the valve body, had quite a few brand new ones with this anomaly which made the rising ball stop rising and overflowed the tank. Should it do it again after k8 turns up unexpectedly the arm might need a hammer taking to it, off valve, to straighten it out. Or a bad casting leaving a rag which has the same effect.

    • You must be joking!  They turned up here over three years ago, dug up my driveway and installed a meter.  They left it with a length of pipe sticking out of the ground and stuck into my brambles.  Since then the meter has been accidentally cemented over [*cough*] but I left the pipe there as a memorial to a money grubbing gubmint.

      I actually have a spare meter wot I “borrowed” if anyone wants one?

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