How to Fix Something Yourself

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Reader Comments (18)

This one was great again! Thnx

July 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterreader

Panel One works just fine on its own, and illustrates the two methods I usually use to 'fix' an ailing vacuum cleaner.
I love Panel Two, though, with Missy's subtle insertion of Scott's inevitable/impending ER visit... LOL!

July 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCR

At first I thought "kitty-filled-filter-holding Scott" was "bandaged-finger Scott" and I thought this would be the first BI instance of great bloodshed.

July 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdwebb

Excellent punch line in every frame!

July 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChip Camden

Panel 2 has impenetrable logic lol. Nice one

July 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

This belongs in the same category as "The smoke detector is a timer".

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBuckybone

Superb - panels 2 and 3 - pure, 22 carat cartoon gold.

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

I have to admit, kitty litter dust and pet hair clogging the filter so much that the vacuum won't live up to its name is exactly how I know when it's time to change the filter.

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterscgvlmike

I note with amusement Missy's crossed arms*, and the assumption that it's Scott's job to fix it, fix it right, and fix it right now.

*Just one DefCon away from hand on hips.

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Ahh, reminds me of the days when I had to sell those things.

It's almost like Scott was there when I had to deal with the customer who thought a vacuum cleaner didn't need to use bags since it had a HEPA filter, or the one who vacuumed a new carpet and sucked up so many loose fibers that the entire hose was packed full of feltlike material.

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Excellent. Panerl 2 for the win!

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank M

That's how we all know it's time

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThestas

Our filter clogs so quickly from pet fur that regularly cleaning the filter is every time I vacuum. By the way, I love fixing things after looking up the instructions on the internet. After several years and several fixed appliances my wife begrudgingly admitted that she was impressed.

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I was at a flea market. There was a guy selling a Kirby for $50. No power to see if it worked, but it really didn't matter; they make all the parts interchangeable, so you can get new parts for very old models, and the things are heavy and bulky, but they'll suck the curtains off your walls from twenty paces. I bought it. Even used and possibly not working, it was worth three times that much.
It works.
The next week, the beater roll on my newer vacuum failed. That company makes a new beater roll every year, with different connectors so they're not interchangeable. After the first year, they don't make replacement beater rolls for any of their models.
Literally, buy a new one if your beater roll fails. That's Bissel.
Not Kirby.

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Usually, you post excellent comedy. So how come this time, you posted a transcript of an ordinary conversation in my household?

July 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

Oh no! Missy has the knowin' o' the foldin' o' the arms! Will we see the tappin' o' the feets and the pursin' o' the lips?

My lip-pursing always looks like duckface, so it's not particularly threatening. I go for more of a full-face scrunching. ~Missy

July 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermisterfweem

Oh waily, waily, no' the tappin' o' the feets! Do ye no' has the hiddlins o' the husbandry?

August 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRach mac Feegle

Because of Panel 2, I now know the thoughts my wife has when I try to fix things.

August 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterslolife

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