Bill Gates Buys a House...
Bill: "There are a few things we need to discuss."
Contractor: "Ah, you have our basic support option. Calls are free for the first 90 days and $75 per call thereafter. OK?"
Bill: "Uh, yeah... the first issue is the living room. We think its a little smaller than we anticipated."
Contractor: "Yeah... some compromises were made to have it finished by the release date."
Bill: "We won't be able to fit all our furniture in there."
Contractor: "Well, you have two options. You can purchase a new larger living room; or you can use a Stacker."
Contractor: "Yaeh, it allows you to fit twice as much furniture into the room. By stacking it, of course, you put the entertainment center
on the couch... the chairs on the table, etc. You leave an empty spot so when you want to use some furniture you can unstack what you need
and then put it back when you're done."
Bill: "Uh... issue two. The second issue is the light fixtures. The bulbs we brought with us from our old home won't fit. The threads run
the wrong way."
Contractor: "Oh! That's easy. Those bulbs aren't plug and play. You'll have to upgrade to the new bulbs."
Bill: "And the electrical outlets? The holes are round, not rectangular. How do I fix that?"
Contractor: "Just uninstall and reinstall the electrical system."
Bill: "You're kidding!"
Contractor: "Nope. It's the only way."
Bill: "<sigh> Well... I have one last problem. Sometimes, when I have guests over, someone will flush the toilet and it won't stop. The
water pressure drops so low the showers won't work."
Contractor: "That's a resource leakage problem. One fixture is failing to terminate and is hogging the resources preventing access to the
Bill: "And how do I fix that?"
Contractor: "Well, after each flush, you all need to exit the house, turn off the water at the street, turn it back on, reenter the house
and then you can get back to work