Between the tough physical labor and irregular work hours, plumbing can be a challenging job. Just like with other professions, it’s important that plumbers take time every day to rest, relax, and have a laugh. Here are eight of the most hilarious memes you and fellow plumbers everywhere can find relatable.
1. When Customers Disagree About What “Clean” Means
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Unlike other jobs where people get to work in peace, plumbers repeatedly subject themselves to entering strangers’ homes. A cluttered house (and everything inside it) can make for uncomfortable scenarios, especially if you’re tasked with moving people’s personal items out of the way.
2. A Plumber’s Plea
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It’s an age-old rule of home-plumbing care: never throw oil down the drain. And yet, time and time again, plumbers near and far must make their way over to the homes of disgruntled customers. Pouring oil down the sink can have an environmental impact and leave residue in pipes, causing clogs. In short: it’s not worth it.
3. Not It!
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If an issue is complex enough, a customer might wonder whether they require the expertise of an electrician or a plumber. If everyone’s puzzled, it’s safe to say the situation is pretty dire—like the one in this meme. While you certainly see a lot as a plumber, an electrician’s advice is often the missing project component.
4. When “Cutting The Water” Has a Double Meaning
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The phrase “cut the water” takes on two meanings in this meme. As a plumber, you know that “cutting the water” is just an expression for shutting off the water flow in a building, usually a client’s home. However, there’s no arguing this person isn’t cutting the water, right?
5. A Pain in the Drain
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The term “backseat driver” can take on an entirely different meaning for plumbers like you. It’s not uncommon for customers to provide their two cents on how plumbers should do their job, along with constant claims of how they “could have fixed it” on their own.
6. “It’s Ah-me! A Bad Plumber.”
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Okay, it’s clear that Mario may not be the foremost authority on plumbing skills and procedures. After all, he mostly saves Princess Peach from peril. That being said, could you name a plumber with more name recognition?
7. When the Customer Wants an Impromptu Therapy Session
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As a plumber, you wear a variety of hats, and sometimes that hat translates into “this person is a trusted confidant” for customers. It can be a little distracting to absorb a person’s personal baggage, but you already know socializing is part of the job.
8. A Plumber’s Best Friend
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Being a plumber can have a lot of benefits, and by far one of the best ones is the ability to meet and interact with customers’ pets. What person wouldn’t want a cuddle puppy snuggled on their lap while they work? Even though a career in plumbing can be stressful, it’s safe to say that these memes help bring out the lighter side of the profession. Check out our blog today for more hilarious content about the work world from LMH Agency.