Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The DVD Cabinet

I got this really awesome DVD cabinet with a glass door at Ikea on my recent shopping extravaganza. It has many shelves, holds a lot of movies and hangs on your wall.

Frank willingly put the large thing together and very well too. Although at first, he gave me the look of death because of all the parts that came with it. He got it all put together as I made dinner, and we realized we needed a drill to hang it onto the wall. We were going to a friend’s house that night and asked if we could borrow their drill. Frank and I made a deal that we were going to hang this DVD rack up before we went to bed so we could see the living room floor tomorrow.

Now the next part is where everything went wrong, and how the DVD cabinet and the damn drill almost caused the d word. Yes, divorce. Over a DVD cabinet. And a drill. We got home and measured out exactly where we wanted the cabinet, and when Frank got the drill out he was unable to get the adapter part that would connect tools like a screw driver and flat head and all that jazz off. This ballooned into a fight about competence, and manliness, which escalated to a fight about finances and our current situation as a couple who works and goes to school. All in a span of 5 minutes.

So, note to all of you out there, don’t try to hang DVD cabinets when you have consumed an unknown amount of beer and tequila. It is just a really, really bad idea.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

If it makes you feel any better, Steve and I got into a fight when we were hanging things on the wall cause we couldn't agree where we wanted to put things.