April 1, 2007Bill Gates decided to move into a larger mansion and contracted with
Vista Homes for the job in an upgrade neighborhood.
Bill had some serious concerns about the construction. He called his
Contractor and said, in a disgruntled tone: "There are a few issues
We need to discuss."
Contractor: "Ah, you have our basic support option. Calls are free
for the first 90 days and $75.00 per call thereafter. Okay?"
Bill: "Uh, yeah... The first issue is the living room. We think it's
a little smaller than we anticipated."
Contractor: "Yeah. Some compromises were made to have it out by the
Bill: "But we won't be able to fit all our furniture in there."
Contractor: "Well, you have two options. You can purchase a new,
larger living room or you can use a Stacker."
Contractor: "Yeah. It allows you to fit twice as much furniture into
the room. By stacking it, of course, you put the entertainment center
on the couch... the chairs on the table...etc. You leave an empty
spot, so when you want to use some furniture you can un-stack what
you need and then put it back when you're done."
Bill: "Uh... I dunno??? Anyway, the second issue is the light
The bulbs we brought with us from our old home won't fit. The threads
Run the wrong way."
Contractor: "Oh! That's easy. Those bulbs aren't plug and play.
You'll have to upgrade to the new bulbs."
Bill: "And the electrical outlets? The holes are round, not
Rectangular. How do I fix that?
Contractor: "Just un-install and reinstall the electrical system."
Bill: "You're kidding!?"
Contractor: "Nope. Its the only way."
Bill, sighing: "Oh, well... I have one last problem. Sometimes when
I have guests over, someone will flush the toilet and it won't stop.
The water pressure drops so low the showers don't work."
Contractor: "That's a resource leakage problem. One fixture is
ailing to terminate and is bogging the resource preventing access
From other fixtures."
Bill: "And how do I fix that?"
Contractor: "Well, after each flush, you all need to exit the house,
turn off the water at the street, turn it back on, re-enter the house
and then you can get back to doing your duty."
Bill: "That's the last straw. What kind of product are you selling
Contractor: "Hey, if you don't like it, nobody made you buy it."
Bill: "And when will it be fixed?"
Contractor: "Oh, in your next house, which will be ready to release
sometime near the end of next year. Actually, it was due out this
year, but we've had some delays..."