I came across a blog post on “Lines from The Princess Bride that could double as comments on freshman composition papers.” I think many things said in the movie aptly represent things uttered during the home (or castle) renovation process. For example:
“I do not suppose you could speed things up?” Because everything takes much longer than it’s supposed to
“That is the sound of ultimate suffering.” You mean the sound of raw sewage hissing through the sewer pipe and erupting into a geyser in the basement?
“Inconceivable!” A multi-purpose adjective that pretty much describes everything
“You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.” Cutting corners pretty much a bad idea. Always.
“That does put a damper on our relationship.” DIY is stressful. People (mostly me) get snippy.
“You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted.” The ultimate truth
“Why won’t my arms move?” The residual effects of paint scraping.
“Look, I don’t mean to be rude but this is not as easy as it looks, so I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t distract me.”