From Red Righter . . .
With all the recent fuss, maybe it’s time to view the sprinkler issue from a different perspective. Decades ago they built things to last. No one bought an insurance policy in case a new, still-in-its-original-box item broke down.
If a salesman had asked my father to pay extra money for a safety net policy on a brand new fridge, my old man would have displayed his dead-eye, WW II vet’s stare and asked the merchant what kind of junk he was trying to dump on our family. Then Pop would have marched out the door and headed to a more reputable shop—where he’d get better service and a bunch of S & H Green Stamps.