This is a quiz. This is only a quiz. This is not a test. If it were a test you would be instructed to report immediately to your local center for higher education. This is a multiple choice quiz, and while there is only one right answer per question, for the sake of my funny bone, I would like for you to answer as you think the mister would, in which case there could be more than one right answer. Alright, let's begin:
1. How many trips to the hardware store- in one day - does it take to purchase the necessary items to put up an oar as a towel rack?
4) "As many times as I damn well need to go, that's how many times it takes!"
2. How much money does it cost to purchase the necessary items to put up an oar as a towel rack?
a) $4.29 (hardware items later returned for a full refund)
b) $9.25 (hardware items later returned for a full refund)
c) $16.51 (hardware items thrown in the trash during a conniption fit)
3. How much time does it take to actually install the oar as a towel rack?
a) 10 minutes, using a drill
b) 20 minutes, using a drill and level
c) 45 minutes, using a drill, level, hammer, screwdriver and a crowbar because the old towel rack refused to come off easily.
d) "Do you want the oar up or not? I'm not a freakin' magician! Get me the saw!"
4. How much time does it take to repair damage to wall incurred while installing new towel rack?
a) 10 minutes
b) 20 minutes
3) 30 minutes
Despite everything...the swearing, sweat, blood (the mister smashed his thumb) and gnashing of teeth I had to endure while the mister installed the oar, it was worth it because I love it so much!
Note: IF you decide to put up an oar for a towel rack, make sure to lightly sand the oar and put several coats of polyurethane on it, especially if it's an old one like mine, so your towels slip on and off easily and don't snag. Also, we ended up using hand-rail hardware to install the oar - purchased at Home Depot - after 7 trips to Ace and spending $30 and change on all kinds of stuff that was just plain stupid and wrong! The hand-rail hardware was $4.99 a package and we used two packages.