Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mr. Fix-It

Pop bought me a new executive chair. There was one big problem. It came unassembled. It only took him 20 minutes to figure out how to put the wheels on which was the first step. MOL! I got ready for a long morning.

Can you see the anguish and concern on my face?
I sat on the bed to get the best angle to snoopervise as the bumbling old geezer Pop attempted to assemble the chair. Gasp! The wrench was missing! No, the wrench was found! I watched intently as he tried to make heads or tails of all the hundreds of pieces of chair. Just another piece of fine craftsmanship by the Zhejiang Henglin Chair Industry Company in Zhejiang Province of China. Let's say Pop needed an interpreter to read the instructions. Heh-heh. The anguish and concern is written on my face when Pop screwed up which arm went on which side. Note here that he blamed ME for the misleading information. Thanks, Pop. It was time for a scritching to relieve the tension. Ah, I feel better. At this point, I got bored and left the room. Good luck, Pop, with the rest of the assembly.

I later returned to see how the bumbling old geezer Pop was making out. Not well. Things had gone downhill without my snoopervision. I was now snoopervising from the hall, a safe distance away. Even from this distance, I could hear Pop's foul language and HBO words. He tried in vain to cover them up with laughter. I wasn't buying.

I jumped back on the bed because a spirited game of rockets was in order. I grew concerned when Pop enlisted TW's "help" to connect the back of the chair. Hey, Pop, she's "helping" me right now! Apparently, this was a 3-person job; counting me as snoopervisor. It took slightly over half a day hour. Now who would be brave enough to actually sit on it. Once again, the cat Pop was victorious! I had a new executive chair. There had to be some sort of mistake! This WASN'T an executive chair; it was a regular office chair!

Pop, what's the 411 on this? Pop said the room and desk wasn't big enough for an executive chair. I looked at Pop and then the chair, wondering how long this chair would hold up. I was reminded of that advert from W.B. Mason. I'm sure you've seen the one where the chairs all fall apart. Can we get bets on how long this one will last?

I'm working hard snoopervising Pop assemble the chair. I've got the best seat in the house.


32 comments:

Katie and Glogirly said...

It's a very nice looking chair...but I'd let TW and Pops take it for it's virgin spin. Better safe than sorry.
; ) Katie

Clooney said...

Great snoopervisory skills there CK! Uh, we bet he wouldn't have been able to assemble it without your help...

Simba said...

Yeah, don't trust it yet.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

All that work and it wasn't even an executive chair? Heh.

The Swiss Cats said...

Successful snoopervisory ! Let's test the chair now ! Purrs

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Wonderful work, you deserve another long nap!

Molly The Wally said...

Keisha how would your peoples manage without you? Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Oh, that's a very nice-looking chair! Your peeps would never have managed to put it together without your snoopervision. We think that mesh on the back looks really inviting for claws, too.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

That's a nice chair! Great snoopervising, CK! Those chairs can be tricky to assemble.

Anonymous said...

I'd treat it with caution for a day or two!

Patty Woodland said...

I think I'm sitting in that same chair CK.

The Florida Furkids said...

Did you get some extra scritches and treats for all of your hard work?


The Florida Furkids

ANGEL ABBY said...

CK that was some hard work you put in, now just let TW check out the chair first and see how it does!

Kjelle Bus said...

What should the humans do without our help ?!
I think the chair looks really nice even if it´s not a executive chair :)
XOXO

Mariodacatsmom said...

It looks like a nice chair CK. Actually I go through about a chair a year because of back problems. It's a "pain in the neck -- back" You tried to do the right thing by snoopervising - it's an important job. Mario has to keep an eye on us too or we get lazy.

Katie Isabella said...

CK, you know how to get things done!
That is the Keisha from Twitter. She's already at the Bridge. :-(

Nerissa said...

I have only one question...

Were there any pieces left over?

Purrs,
Nissy

PS. Leftover pieces are never a good sign.

Brian said...

We love to watch our Dad do things like that, it is so entertaining!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK...we will bet 74 days, 29 hourz and 95,033 butt sittz .....sew what kinda prize due we win if we come close !!~~~~~

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Hmmmm. The new office chair here was a "no tools needed, assembles in 10 minutes chair". Ha. Took mommy an hour.
She didn't swear, though.

Ann Staub said...

Great snoopervising CK. I think we could probably use a new executive chair over this way too. If I need help putting one together, maybe your peeps can give me some tips.

Austin Towers said...

I bet it would have taken him a week without your help, CK!!!

Tamago said...

Haha, glad Pop managed to assemble the chair :-) Great job snoopervising. I'm sure he couldn't make it without your help! And I hope it won't fall apart when you are using it :-)

Anonymous said...

I've read them directions before. Something like, "tool wrench into Phillips head slot C please."

Kitties Blue said...

We're thinking that chair looks pretty good, and as long as it doesn't fall apart and gets a nice blankie, we bet it will be pretty comfy. We'll wait to hear more about it. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

The Island Cats said...

CK, we bet if it wasn't for your snoopervising, that chair would still be in pieces! Definitely make Pop sit in it first to make sure it holds up.

Katz Tales said...

You did a pawsome job. Make him sit in it first though, just in case he messed up :-)

Nerissa said...

Thanks so much for lettin' me know 'bout that inappropriate ad on my blog, my friend. I've notified Blogger that if it should happen again, I will drop out of the Blogger AdSense program immediately. This is the second time... that I know of! The ads I see are different from those cats see in other places so I don't even know it's goin' on unless someone tells me. Thanks so much for lettin' me know. I really appreciate it a lot.

Purrs,
Nissy

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I notice you are too leery of Pop's DIY skills to be testing out the chair, CK. Probably a wise decision. Kinda like: Who is gonna be brave enough to be first to drive across the Bay Bridge with its "snapping-bolts-that-are-no-problem-at-all-really" next Tuesday morning. Hint: It will not be the Human.

Anonymous said...

Purrfect soopervising, CK! We're taking notes! Purrs...

meowmeowmans said...

Thank COD you were there to snoopervise, CK. Otherwise, Pop and TW would STILL be working on that chair...

Anonymous said...

oh yeah...you Pop and My Dad Peter are sooooooo related...MOL