A casa do tio Bill
Bill's New House
While the Gates' are moving in from their temporary quarters nearby,
final construction of their new house is not expected
to be completed until the end of the year.......
Bill: 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 a call thereafter. Okay?
Bill: Uh, yeah... the first issue is the living room. We think
its a little smaller than we anticipated.
Contractor: Yeah. Some compromises were made to have it out by
the release date.
Bill: 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 unstack what you need and then put it back
when you're done.
Bill: Uh... I dunno... issue two is the light fixtures. The bulbs
we brought with us from our old home won't fit. The threads
run the wrong way.
Contractor: Oh! Thats 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 uninstall and reinstall the electrical system.
Bill: You're kidding!?
Contractor: Nope. Its the only way.
Bill: sigh, Well... I have one last problem. Sometimes, when I
have guests over, someone will flush the toilet and it won't
stop. Then the water pressure drops so low that the showers don't
Contractor: That's a resource leakage problem. One fixture is
failing to terminate and is hogging the resources
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 work.
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 this 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...