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    A couple that I had been working for decided to build a house and be thier own General Contractor. Nice couple, no kids, mid 30's, loaded with money he's a banker or something. During the last couple of months of construction they move in. He flies home to Scotland to visit family for a few weeks while she oversees day to day progress of the final details. While he's gone she gets really friendly with a few of the subs especially the brick mason doing the patio who I notice is the last one working every day.

    A few days after he gets back they call me for a main stoppage. He tells me about his trip and asks how things went while he was gone. I inform him how his wife made the mason stay late. Knowing it's prolly some construction debris in the sewer I put the retriever head on. (Wishing now I had not done that) I pull back a handfull of condoms. He comes to see and gets a puzzled look on his face and bends down to get a closer look. I say something stupid like "I'd bet you never thought you would see those things again" ..........awkward silence follows. To this point I still haven't caught on to what's happening here. Then my big mouth says something really stupid "if I was away from my wife for 6 weeks I would have used the party pack too" I get a bag to throw the condoms away and he says no, he wants to save them

    He write me a check, we shake hands and he says to me as I'm walking away "Bill, I had a vasectomy 4 years ago"

    I did a warranty service call on the water heater the other day. Her and all her stuff is gone. I stared at my shoes mostly avoiding eye contact.
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    Last edited by plumberscrack; 05-29-2007, 08:11 PM.

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    I understood the ending, but the middle section was confusing as all hell. Now the mason guy is probably very happy, he might have got the girl. Everybody slips with their mouth once in a while, but don't beat yourself up over it.
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    • #3
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      Wow....just wow. Plumber, this is hardly any of your fault. With that kind of behavior, I'm sure the ending would've been the same had you been there or not. Don't let it bug ya. Good story though.
      I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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      • #4
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        sort of had the same thing happen when i snaked out a customers shower drain and pulled out blond hair.

        i sort of told the wife that the water will bleach the hair. i was being nice, since i get hair of all colors and even a rat once

        rick.
        Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 05-30-2007, 10:06 AM. Reason: clairification
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
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          One of our salesman found almost exactly the same thing. Slow flush on a customers toilet. They droppded a snake down the the stack and saw that when the toilet was flushed a big balloon was filling with water and slowing the flow down. They had never used condoms. And didnt have guests who had.

          This probably happens quite a bit. Stuff that people think is gone for good since its out of sight ends up stuck in the pipes.

          Josh

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          • #6
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            Personally, my opinion is that you shouldn't feel any blame, shame or guilt for exposing (inadvertently) infidelity. All you were doing is your job and stumbled across some bad news (to that homeowner). They should thank you for not pulling any punches and not burying evidence that very seriously affects their lives.

            It's not your fault or problem that spouse is/was cheating, and I'm sure the non-guilty party bears no ill will. The cheater probably hates your guts, but they're the one at fault and can/should only blame themselves.

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            • #7
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              I go along with Wood Junkie on this. Also, please remember that there's really only one "Big Mouth" on this forum and that's this old howling hound that's posted far too much in too short of a time... Woussko, SHUT UP and go back in your dog house. Bill, You did the right thing. Sooner or later the truth about the cheating wife would have come out anyway.

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              • #8
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                You probably should ask him if what you think. Happen to his wife, and then he would remember you are the one that reported that wrongful act to him. You would most likely have him as a customer and friend for life. Hell Who out there would not want to know if there wife was cheating on them? Where 's my Bible " the truth shall set you free" OK enough of that. Have a cold one and know you did fine.

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                • #9
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                  Thank you all for the kind words.

                  I still can't believe he just blurted out the vasectomy thing. I could have easily gone the rest of my life scratching my head as to why he wanted to keep the condoms. Even as I type this I still feel sick about.

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                  • #10
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                    i did a sewer inspection of an old age home in san diego a few years ago. the lowest level went to a sewer ejection pit. pulled the lid so we could check the pits and see the level. i was amazed at the amount of "floating balloons" in that pit

                    then my viagra joke kicked in.

                    why do they give out viagra in the retirement home

                    so they don't roll out of bed

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
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                      I just read this thread.

                      I guess I am insensitive but I laughed as I read Plumberscrack's story. I also laughed at Plumber Rick's viagra joke.

                      This part of the story made my day: "if I was away from my wife for 6 weeks I would have used the party pack too".

                      Call me a sick man but I am wiping tears of laughter from my eyes as I type this.

                      The story sound like it came out of a Hollywood script.

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                      • #12
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                        Hej "Crack", Like the others, I think you did OK! However I think we can all take this as a guideline. "Ours not to reason why" and "Discretion is the better part of Valour".
                        The trouble is, that as an honest craftsman, you have a built in moral code; Don't rip off your customer, Do honest, good work. This attitude that steers our everyday, affects our feelings about things that are not "job related" as well! In short, I would reccomend that "surprises and secrets" that we discover are just kept to ourselves, unless the customer has seen the evidence. We rarely know the whole story, and perhaps we should keep "above" judging.
                        I can tell that you are a reall regular honest guy. Don't get taken advantage of!

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                        • #13
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                          How can you blame the poor woman? Here she is minding her own business, while her husband is gone, longing for the intimate touch of her man. Then in walks the most handsome of all Gods creations. A creature so stunning that his front side can not be shown, fore his back side alone is enough to make one gasp. Only known to the world as PLUMBERSCRACK. With His big boned shadow constantly casted onto her deepest of intimate thoughts she was forced into the arms of the lesser God, the Mason. Fore the PLUMBERSCRACKS beauty is so awesome, a woman dare not indulge in his forbidden fruit, you know what they say "once you go PLUMBERSCRACK you'll never go back".
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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Gene Bickford View Post
                            How can you blame the poor woman? Here she is minding her own business, while her husband is gone, longing for the intimate touch of her man. Then in walks the most handsome of all Gods creations. A creature so stunning that his front side can not be shown, fore his back side alone is enough to make one gasp. Only known to the world as PLUMBERSCRACK. With His big boned shadow constantly casted onto her deepest of intimate thoughts she was forced into the arms of the lesser God, the Mason. Fore the PLUMBERSCRACKS beauty is so awesome, a woman dare not indulge in his forbidden fruit, you know what they say "once you go PLUMBERSCRACK you'll never go back".
                            time for plumberscrack to have his own video

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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