Garage Door Repair Story

Every Friday morning Phyllis had a hair session. This Friday was no different. She gathered her keys, the family checkbook, her handbag and headed for the garage. She pushed the button to open her garage door and … Absolutely nothing occurred.

Her normal day had suddenly become not so normal. Irritated, she pushed the button a 2nd, then a 3rd time. The garage door refused to budge. Then she did just what every lady of the house does when something in the house does not work, she called out to her husband, Don.

Don, wondering \”just what now?\” sauntered to the garage to offer aid and comfort to Phyllis. They have been married a very long time and he consistently replied to Phyllis\’s summons. It was just one of the keys to their relationship.

He duplicated Phyllis\’s effort and pushed the button a number of times himself. Darn! The garage door steadfastly refused to budge. Once more he speculated \”just what now?\” just this time it was directed at the garage door, not Phyllis.

Then Don noticed that the two springs at the top of his door didn\’t look the same. Nearer examination revealed that one of the springs was broken. \”Geesh! One more repair statement! Simply just what I need.\” thought Don.

\”Just how am I getting to my hair appointment if the door will not open?\” asked Phyllis, \”The vehicle is in the garage.\” She said, stating the noticeable.

Don thought for a moment, then a concept flashed through his head. \”Hang on a second, I think I can open the door for you.\”

He went to the cord hanging from the garage door opener\’s track and gave it a pull. The opener system clicked and lo and behold, the garage door opener was detached from the garage door. \”Progress!\” he thought.

Then he got the garage door handle and pulled. The garage door came up to Don\’s knees.

\”Offer me a hand right here, I think we can get the door open.\” said Don. Phyllis dutifully placed both hands under the bottom of the door and lifted. Between the two of them they were able to raise the garage door as far as Phyllis could reach. Enough to get the vehicle out.

Then she let go.

Right away the garage door crashed closed. Don, still holding the door by the handle, tumbled forward into the door, then in reverse into the vehicle. Then he slumped to the garage flooring.

Phyllis screamed. Don swore. At least he was still conscious, but he lay on the concrete flooring doing a mental inventory of his body parts.

After a few seconds, Don attempted to get up, but his back screamed, \”Don\’t!\” Don lay between the vehicle and the door questioning just what to do next.

Phyllis didn\’t hesitate. She had seen Don\’s body being thrown around by the crashing door and understood he had to be hurt. Thankfully the 911 operator answered rapidly and Don was soon on the way to the hospital. They had to carry him through the house and out the front door to put him in the ambulance. The entire neighborhood watched.

The noticeable lesson. Garage doors are heavy. If your door does not work, don\’t mess with it. Call a garage door professional.

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