When something isn’t working in the Oopsiemumma household, we simply ask, ”Have you tried turning it off and on again?”
And in a British accent.
For those that have been initiated into the world of the “I.T. Crowd” you’ll know what I mean, for those that haven’t, google it quickly and have a good laugh! (and yes the man on the phone in the photo below is the gorgeous policeman from Bridesmaids, in his I.T. Crowd role. I think that should be enough incentive to give the sitcom a go!)
So, in the Oopsiemumma house if the kettle isn’t working, Mr Fix-It helpfully yells out “have you tried turning it off and on again?”.
If the mower won’t start-up, I thoughtfully yell “have you tried turning it off and on again?”.
When Master Sporty says his DS isn’t working I helpfully ask, “have you tried turning it off and on again?”…sadly this type of humour is lost on children.
But are you getting the idea of how our household operates? Lots of sarcastic humour is to be had around here.
And I do admit to uncontrollable and slightly hysterical (brought on by extreme frustration) laughter when I rang the I.T. desk at work one day…and they helpfully asked if I’d tried “turning it off and on again”.
So, when Mr Fix-It told me yesterday that the water blaster wasn’t working and we needed to buy a new one, and after several goes at trying to get it to work he started to pack it up for the rubbish bin – guess what I thoughtfully asked?
“Have you tried turning it off an on again Mr Fix-It?”.
But then I looked at the extension lead and the water blaster lead and what I saw was very similar to the below photo.
What I actually should have asked was…
…”have you tried plugging it in?”
I feel a new saying is about to emerge in the Oopsiemumma household.