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 purse and headed for the garage. She pushed the button to open her garage door and … Nothing happened.

Her routine day had all of a sudden come to be not so routine. Annoyed, she pushed the button a second, then a third time. The garage door refused to budge. Then she did everything every housewife does when something in the house doesn\’t work, she called out to her hubby, Don.

Don, questioning \”exactly what now?\” sauntered to the garage to offer aid and convenience 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 many times himself. Darn! The garage door steadfastly refused to budge. Once again he speculated \”everything now?\” only this time it was directed at the garage door, not Phyllis.

Then Don observed that the two springs at the top of his door didn\’t look the same. Closer examination revealed that one of the springs was broken. \”Geesh! Another repair cost! Just everything I need.\” thought Don.

\”How am I going to get to my hair visit if the door won\’t open?\” asked Phyllis, \”The automobile 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 rope hanging from the garage door opener\’s track and gave it a pull. The opener mechanism 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 here, I think we can get the door open.\” said Don. Phyllis dutifully put both hands under the bottom of the door and lifted. Between the two of them they had the ability to raise the garage door as far as Phyllis could possibly reach. Enough to get the automobile out.

Then she let go.

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

Phyllis shrieked. Don swore. At the very least he was still conscious, however he lay on the cement flooring doing a mental inventory of his body parts.

After a couple of moments, Don tried to get up, however his back shrieked, \”Don\’t!\” Don lay between the automobile and the door wondering just exactly what to do next.

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

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