In an article about purchasing insurance or warranties for things in newly purchased homes – things like hot water heaters, roofs, appliances, and the like – the Philadelphia Inquirer ran the following caption under a photo of an electrician performing a repair:
If the seller provides a one-year home warranty, don’t assume that if something breaks, it will be repaired in record time.
To which The Curmudgeon says “Duh!”
Seriously: does anyone think that when something breaks in their home it will be repaired “in record time”? Does the Inquirer think that some of its readers, if not so advised, will assume that any of their repair needs will be addressed “in record time”?
A little nit-picky? Sure, but really…