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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Advice To Readers Contemplating The Purchase Of A 30-Bottle Self-Assembly Wine-Rack Kit

First, ask yourself the question: Do I possess an honours degree in structural engineering?
If the answer is No, pause to reflect upon how good life has been to you thus far.

9 Comments:

Blogger Gill said...

First I would ask myself if I am ever likely to have 30 bottles of wine in the house.

12/11/06 12:02 pm  
Anonymous Fred said...

Batteries not included ?

12/11/06 8:46 pm  
Blogger Ray & Gill said...

Another candidate for the Krypton Factor?

13/11/06 8:35 am  
Blogger Nick said...

All - a radical solution suggests itself: we forget about storage & just sit down and drink the Ch Palmer 1990 & the Hermitage right now . . .

13/11/06 9:04 am  
Anonymous Dr John said...

I have just taken delivery of a garden shed, in about 400 pieces, with instructions tht start "do not attempt to assemble in a high wind". Looks like it's staying in boxes until about May, then!

13/11/06 9:47 am  
Blogger Julian said...

Speaking from past experience, and with two more of our customers' shops' worth of happy assembling to come before Christmas, I recommend you let someone else curse their way through it while you stand back and criticize/drink tea. Works for me.

13/11/06 9:57 am  
Blogger Arthur Clewley said...

I think you're right Nick, we all need to come round and help you reduce the number of wine bottles you need to store, thus enabling you to buy a smaller and ready mande wine rack. we must stick by our fellow blooger in his hour of need.

15/11/06 2:24 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Dr John - if my own recent experience is anything to go by, those 400 pieces they delivered won't actually be all the ones you need to construct the shed; they'll have omitted some minor details like the roof or one of the walls . . .

15/11/06 7:17 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Julian - I'm relieved to hear that even the seasoned professionals have trouble with these things. When they say 'easy to assemble' this is evidently an entirely new and previously unknown use of both easy and assemble if the current state of rack #2 is anything to go by.
Arthur - thanks for the kind offer: it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. If we need assistance in an emergency I'm sure we can count on your help . . .

15/11/06 7:23 pm  

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