Go Green

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My wife can ask me for practically anything, and I’m putty in her hands.  She could ask me for diamonds or even a European trip, and I would acquiesce with a smile.  But as a long-time plumber, when she began complaining that her toilet was too low, it was like music to my ears.

Heading for Lowe’s, I thought I’d take it one step further and make it a water-saving toilet.  Not only was it 2-1/2″ higher than a standard toilet, but it only used only one gallon per flush.  This toilet was so wonderful, all my wife could do was rave about it.  As a plumber, I stop at nothing to have the best, so I ended up installing another one for myself.

The first time my wife had her friends over for her semi-annual mah-jongg game, I couldn’t wait to see their reaction after using the washroom.  I sat in the adjoining computer room, reading a book as I eagerly waited.

The first to emerge looked shaky.

“Jerry, did I do something wrong when I used the toilet?” she asked in an uncertain tone.

“I don’t know, how did you use it?” I replied in my usual innocent dead-pan manner.

“All I did was flip the handle, and the toilet made an explosion,” she answered with a guilty look, as if she had broken something.

”You’re good to go,” I said, “but next time, don’t press so hard.”

Though the toilet received mixed reviews from her other friends, my wife’s enthusiasm remained unabated.  Plus, it went even higher when she saw the precipitous drop in the water bill.  If my good fortune continues, she will overlook the latest cashmere coats for maybe a new tankless water heater… GO GREEN!

(photo courtesy of Theo Gottwald/Dreamstime.com)

Jerry Goldberg About Jerry Goldberg

Jerry Goldberg grew up on the west side of Chicago. After high school, he was drafted in the Army during the Korean conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, he joined Local 130 in Chicago as a plumber, working from 1952 to 2000. Jerry has been happily married for 60 years, residing with his wife, Gloria, in Huntley, Illinois. They were blessed with two wonderful children, and have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
When his son encouraged him to get online, Jerry replied, “What do I need that for?” But all that changed a year into his retirement, when his daughter gave him a modem for his birthday, opening a whole new chapter. Finding stained glass insufficiently fulfilling, Jerry discovered the AARP message boards and began his one-finger magic. Eventually, he became quite proficient (two fingers), starting a board called, “Jerry’s Corner.”

This board was the second most popular board on AOL. Jerry bantered with any and all, and began writing humorous true stories of his past life. The stories you see here are a compilation of most he has written … enjoy!

Jerry Goldberg About Jerry Goldberg

Jerry Goldberg grew up on the west side of Chicago. After high school, he was drafted in the Army during the Korean conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, he joined Local 130 in Chicago as a plumber, working from 1952 to 2000. Jerry has been happily married for 60 years, residing with his wife, Gloria, in Huntley, Illinois. They were blessed with two wonderful children, and have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
When his son encouraged him to get online, Jerry replied, “What do I need that for?” But all that changed a year into his retirement, when his daughter gave him a modem for his birthday, opening a whole new chapter. Finding stained glass insufficiently fulfilling, Jerry discovered the AARP message boards and began his one-finger magic. Eventually, he became quite proficient (two fingers), starting a board called, “Jerry’s Corner.”

This board was the second most popular board on AOL. Jerry bantered with any and all, and began writing humorous true stories of his past life. The stories you see here are a compilation of most he has written … enjoy!

  • Oilyiragis

    Nice reading.
    Choose green.

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