Do you watch HGTV? I do. Have for years and years. There’s one show that’s pretty new called “Holmes on Homes.” Mike Holmes is a Canadian builder/contractor/renovator and from the looks of his website, he must be pretty popular up there. His slogan is “Make it Right.”
The premise of the show is that they find people who have hired someone to do a remodel for them (or in some cases are in a brand-new house) and the work was done very shoddily (is that a word?) or not completed at all. To watch these shows, you’d think that there aren’t any capable building contractors in Canada. So Mike comes in, tears up all the work, points out all the crappy workmanship, shortcuts, stuff not built to code, etc. and totally re-does it. He makes it right. He wears these silly-looking overalls all the time, I don’t know if that’s a registered trademark look, but come on Mike, you look like a hick.
But I like the show. I’m curious to know if his work is really as good as it sounds, but it does look good when he’s done. At the end, all the women hug him and they’re happy.
What I’m getting at is the episode that ran Sunday morning. I wasn’t paying attention because I was showering and getting dressed for church, but John pointed out to me at the end a curious thing. Mike and his crew had, for whatever reason, converted a bathtub to a stall shower.
Looks nice, doesn’t it? But if you look closer, you’ll see:
What the heck? Now, he may have explained it at the time they were building it, but we missed that part. It was not mentioned/explained during the “reveal.”
Can you think of any valid reason for this? We can’t.