Last week I realized the top rack of the dishwasher is broken. Literally, the wheels have come off AND it's off the rails. (I looked to see if there might be more idioms that might apply literally to my top dishwasher rack and I find that Austrailians say “There's a kangaroo loose in the top paddock,” which is ridiculous and I don’t believe it. Big Dot, please confirm.)
It seemed like an easy enough fix: just get new wheels and snap them on. I just needed to find the right YouTube video.
Good Lord. YouTube needs to pull any video that doesn't follow basic training principles. Now, you might think I'm being picky because I work in training. No. One man mimed the entire process. Didn't say anything. Another man filmed the process from such an angle that you could only see the back of his hands. He’d hold up a part, then he'd begin to position it and his fingers would be eclipsed by his hammy hands, then voila, the part was affixed. I only found one woman: her video was remarkable because her first step was to clip off the zip-ties she used to hold the rails and wheels together. I almost stopped right there and got some zip-ties.
I finally found someone with my exact dishwasher, who showed me where to find the part number, then after I had it shipped, said, “make sure the new wheels are the same size as the old ones,” then after I ordered a better set, walked me through all the steps. I am quite pleased with myself, chuffed one might say, now that the wheels are on the rails, and the kangaroos are out of the top paddock.
That is a real Aussie saying, meaning someone who’s a bit loopy. They do enjoy a colourful idiom, ideally including some endemic wildlife. Do a Google, for a giggle.
Posted by: Big Dot | January 22, 2023 at 12:25 AM
Big Dot - "A few sandwiches short of a picnic" - that's my favorite. Oh! And sorry to hear you lost your PM.
Posted by: theQueen | January 22, 2023 at 09:14 PM
A few sandwiches short of a picnic is excellent, but I liked my grandmother's "room to let between the ears" - but can't find it online. Hmph.
Posted by: KC | January 24, 2023 at 03:02 PM
KC - You need to get it out there. Are there any entries in Urban Dictionary that aren't salacious? You could add it there.
Posted by: theQueen | January 24, 2023 at 09:44 PM