Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Slogans are Forever -- Taps Aren't

Our two-year-old Moen kitchen sink faucet is dubbed "Buy it for looks. Buy it for life." I loved it when I first saw it. Now, I'm not so sure.

Guess what? The tap squirts out all over the place and the sprayer won't even work at all. It should simply be solved by a trip to Standard Plumbing but no, they don't have the plastic little fitting that goes inside. The one that's cracked. So, as suggested, we head to A-One Parts to see what they think. A little later we learn that the faucet and fitting are OBSOLETE. That's right. They are out of production. All that is left is a Xerox copy of the "Aberdeen" in a blown-apart illustration. Nothing in stock to make things all better. Our lovely two-year-old tap.

Gorilla Glue is holding body and soul together at this point, but who knows how long that will last. I'm not sure of the Gorilla Glue slogan, but could it outdo "Buy it for looks. Buy it for life"? I'm not really secure in that.

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