I am very smrat.

I'd like to think of myself as a reasonably intelligent individual, with a good amount of common sense. My husband is likely beyond reasonably intelligent and his brain knows a whole LOT of stuff. He's pretty logical too.

Well, we thought we were smart and logical at least.

In November, the knob the turns our dryer timer broke. The little plastic collar that went over the metal post cracked. I looked up the part on the Hotpoint website, but decided paying $24 for a plastic knob PLUS shipping was nuts. So, we have kept a pair of pliers on top of the dryer and used them to turn the metal post. It's kind of a pain. But, at least we can dry the clothes.

So, my mom is over the other day watching Keegan while I'm at work. And she says, "Did you see your dryer knob?" And I'm of course intrigued and I say, "No, why- you fixed it?!" And she says, "Well, kind of..."

I go and look, and she'd moved the knob from the signal/beep control (which we always just leave off) to the timer knob. Are you freaking KIDDING me? Why didn't we think of this? She got a good laugh. I believe what she said was something along the lines of "My college educated daughter and my engineer son in law didn't figure this out in how many months?" {insert many, many chuckles and me smacking my Homer Simpson forehead}

10 comments:

  1. Lol! Well...I'd like to think that we are pretty smart too..but I have to admit we would probably do the same thing! Lol :)

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  2. That is hilarious! I fully would have done the pliers too.

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  3. lol, that's awesome. :) But I probably would never have thought of it either.

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  4. I had an "S-M-R-T" moment Monday, to do with the washer... I put the soap in, turned the water on, left to get the dirty clothes. I went back an hour later, because the dryer had shut off, to discover that I'd washed a load of nothing (and to add to it, the dryer door had opened because the sheets had turned into a giant ball of wet, and banged against it, leaving me with a dryer full of wet things. At first I thought I'd put the stuff in and not even closed the door, but I was at least redeemed from that!). Oh, and this is not the only time I've washed a load of nothing (I say it's only happened one other time, Tim thinks it's happened more often. Perhaps I've forgotten.)

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  5. LOL! Smart move! I wouldn't have thought to do that!

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  6. Thanks for noticing me...love,
    yo' momma

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  7. The exact same thing happened to our dryer knob more than two years ago. We've been using pliers this whole time! LOL

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  8. ROFL!!! SO sounds like something I would do! hahaha I love the label on your post too! haha

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  9. Found this searching for cheap/homemade dryer timer knobs - we're using the pliers now. Frigidaire uses a rocker switch for the signal! I was so disappointed . Unfortunately all the other knobs we need to change things! Drat!

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  10. I traded a dryer with a friend when I moved in my place because I needed a gas dryer. She had gotten the dryer she gave me from her boyfriend & his buddy who for about a year used pliers for one of the knobs. I got it to my place & looked at it & switched the knob & told her about it. She laughed because it was in a house of guys before & figured "of course guys wouldn't think of just switching the knob" lol :-)

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