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08 April 2007 @ 04:47 pm
Minor stupidity...but stupidity nonetheless  
Our shower curtain rod chafes my ass. It's boring white plastic. It's too thick for pretty much every rod hook on the market except for the ugly plastic snap-together type, which require more wrangling than they really ought to. And I scratched it up a while ago trying to squeeze other hooks over it.

I want to replace the curtain rod with something thinner and spiffier. I was looking at it today to see how it was attached. I tried turning one end. Paint flaked off the wall. Way to go, G-funk. Grumble.

A closer look revealed that it was a tension rod, meaning that it has no brackets. It is just wedged between the walls.

And someone had painted the bathroom around it.

I had simply pushed the rod below its original spot, thereby breaking the paint crud around the ends and revealing a bare patch under the end.

During a previous discussion on shoddy paint jobs, Yuda told me that the previous owners of his and Andrea's place had painted over switch plates. I thought that was bad enough. Unscrewing two screws and setting a plate aside doesn't strike me as a particularly arduous task. But a tension rod...sheesh.

On the scale of house asplosions, this is pretty minor. The paint in the bathroom could use a refresh anyway. Still, I can't believe someone would be That. Lazy.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
Skurtchasorskurtchasor on April 9th, 2007 12:43 am (UTC)
Nope, we are teh winnarz on shoddy paint jobs. There are some old locks with the skelton type keys stuck in them, and the KEYS were painted because they weren't removed.
The Heavy Metal Matador: Unitardrydain on April 9th, 2007 12:48 am (UTC)
That does, indeed, take the cake. I'm having trouble understanding why you would want to paint over a keyhole in the first place, and painting over keys themselves defies all rational explanations.

*points to icon*

Hey, look, I found a picture of your previous owners.
MidnightRanter: snarkmidnightranter on April 9th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
Our shower curtain rod chafes my ass.

Firstly, OW. Secondly, I think you may be using it wrong.
The Heavy Metal Matador: Whizzerrydain on April 9th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
You owe me a new monitor and another bottle of Magic Hat #9.