A coworker discussed a recent home remodel with me and another colleague. She is remodeling the bathroom on her 1st floor. The reason for the remodel was because when you walk by the bathroom, you see the toilet. She thought that was gross. So they are remodeling the bathroom and moving ALL the plumbing so they can relocate that bastard toilet that is responsible for such an upsetting living experience.
She is annoyed at her husband for wanting to DIY most of the work, because now they have to wait for his "contacts" to come over whenever they have time instead of paying good money to get it done quicker. So this bathroom remodel is taking FOREVER, but at least they have 2 other bathrooms so they're fine.
Also, she knew exactly what she wanted, the sizes and colors of the cabinets, counter tops, hardware, etc., she had the PERFECT PICTURE IN HER HEAD of what this bathroom would look like. She said this a few times, which is why I emphasized it.
Well, apparently she couldn't find any of these things on her own. So she HAD to hire an interior designer, because they have contacts or something, and just know where to find these things. So she paid this person to find all of her perfect items, and is now finally almost done with the bathroom remodel.
My colleague said, "Well it sure sounds exciting over at your house!" and I just blankly stared. If you can't say anything nice and all that... I figured it wouldn't be good form to say, "Congratulations, you've nearly moved your toilet. Sounds like quite an expensive and meaningless accomplishment *facepunch*"