Friday, July 27, 2007

People Still Buy Wood Paneling?

So I'm going through the local Menard's, minding my own business, getting prices on shingles and roofing. Heading past the checkout lines, I made room for a guy carrying what I thought was a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood. Figuring it was heavy, I gave him the right-of-way. After he passed, I looked back and saw that it wasn't plywood, but two sheets of paneling, and I was looking at the back of it. This wasn't just your everyday run of the mill paneling though. This guy was taking the Express Train to hell by buying fake brick paneling. Yes, paneling made to look like bricks. Gray bricks. Ugly gray bricks. 64 square feet of ass-ugly fake gray brick paneling. What could possibly be so hideous as to look BETTER by putting this crap over it? The guy wasn't old enough to have that as an alibi. I was tempted to grab a hammer and put him out of his misery. It's all downhill from here for him, his mind is gone.

6 comments:

Ranty said...

Grossssssssssssssssssss!!!

Fargo 1928 said...

Wow, that's too bad. With my luck I'll bet he is putting it in the house I end up buying next! Who actually makes that stuff anyways?

In response to your comment, I had a home inspection a few weeks ago. That came with a digital formatted report in my email, no cookies though... Unfortunatelly the hold-up is with the bank's appraisal company who is assesing the value of my dump to see if it's worth enough to get the loan.

Jerome said...

That’s' funny. Sometimes it's best to just leave folks where they are; even if their world has purple skies, and grey paneling.

Muskego Jeff said...

No, I'm pretty sure buying that kind of paneling is an offense which warrants death.

Kelli said...

Ugh! I've been plagued with wood paneling in every house I've owned so far and I can't wait to tear down the stuff in my newest purchase. Fortunately, the stuff in the house my Grandpa built back in the 60s is at least real wood veneer, and not composite crap. That means it's able to be painted and doesn't look like someone's 70s basement. That house was just built as a little vacation cabin though, so it's not as big a deal and I'm not looking to re-sell it so as long as it's bright and pretty, that's all that matters for me. But gray fake brick? Damn. Let's hope it's for some kind of miniature model castle or something.

Robin said...

Wow...you guys have NO imagination!!! I am actually looking for something similar myself, and NOT to make improvements to my home, but for photogrpahy sets. The stuff is pretty inexpensive, and you would be surprised at the types of looks you can achieve with stuff like that. Since he was only buying two panels of it, chances are that he is a photog as well. You wouldn't need more than that for most photogrpahy applications. Another time that goes to show, one man's trash is another man's treasure!