July 3, 2010

Oy vey, Hitler is building my house...



In this year of exciting stuff, the next big thing is the house we are building, which we plan to move into when it is finished this October (yeah, right).

We drive by the site all the time to see what is happening; from field to big hole to foundation to the framing being started, each step is so cool to see.

This week the house is starting to look like it will grow into, well, a house. Then I saw the truck of the framing company... Holy crap! Hitler is building my house! The house's frame is being done by the Fuhrer framing company.

My long dormant Jewish heart was gonna have a conniption! (educational interruption - conniption is Yiddish for a having a fit due to unexpected bad news).

Then after we came home, I googled Fuhrer and it turns out that is German for 'leader' or 'guide'. So that is a pretty good name, right? Oh yeah, except for that automatic Hitler reference.

What were you bozos thinking when you chose the company name?

23 comments:

inannasstar said...

OK, if there is an award for best Title of a Blog Post, you are officially the winner. I luvs your blog.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Whoa. This makes me think of the confederate flags on my contractor's trucks.

Kelly

TICKLEBEAR said...

since there is no "trema", (don't know how to say that in English, as i rarely use punctuation...), i find it less offensive, but i can imagine your shock seeing this the first time...

October, eh?!?
good luck with that!!!
see you in may 2011 rather, i say!!!
:D~
HUGZ

Laura said...

Mazel Tov on the new home! :) p.s. Alfie is beautiful. We just got a Havanese pup this spring...nice to meet another fan.

EatingLifeUp said...

LOL well look at it this way... The end of September if they are still building your house it will be the place on the block for Oktoberfest!

PS Thanks for visiting my blog, I am enjoying yours too! Crazy that you are in Edmonton too, is that how you found mine?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nobody picks a company name like that without realizing its connotations and implications.

vanita said...

Congrats on the house! Really great. I'd have to move out of nyc if I wanted my own house built (or demolish someone's). too darn crowded here, ya' know?

G.~ said...

Oh, they knew what they were doing. ;)

How exciting to watch your home being built from nothing. Hopefully you'll keep us posted.

Sorry it took so long for me to get over here, but I'm glad I did.

Lauren said...

Okay... I know all of this about the word Fuhrer... I still can't separate it from Hitler... so, what a ridiculous name!

Ray's Cowboy said...

very cute.
Loved it.
Ray

Rusty Hoe said...

Well there you go. Here's hoping it was just an unintentional faux pas. Still I don't know if I could ever stomach to book them. It'd a be a bit like getting your drains done by Pol Pots Plumbing. I don't care if it was owned by Polly Potter, it's still just not quite right.

Great news on the house though :)

Mrsblogalot said...

HAA! Could have been worse...Conniption Construction...imagine?

I'd pack some pepper spray...you know, just in case.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Once I got past the surprise of this, I wasn't as offended, that passed, as I was just shocked by the absurdity of it. It is like the Twilight Zone; I mean, why this company name? Was "Himmler's Housebuilders" already taken?

TICKLEBEAR said...

i guess it was more subtle that "DACHAU's WORKERS"...
:/~

have you brought up the issue with the owner?

Tricia McWhorter said...

Well, very cool about the house. The framers though, uh, hmm, they may just get a prize for most politically incorrect name of the decade!

Damien Oz said...

Mazel Tov for the new house.

The meshigos that is the framers name - r u freaking KIDDING me with this ?!!?!?!?

Can we spell K-K-K.......?

Oy vey.................. *lays down for a rest*

Kevin said...

Who cares about the name ... as long as they build a quality home for us.

Linda Medrano said...

Kind of an Aryan company, huh? Damn!

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Ooh, yes, very definitely Aryan!

Much as I initially found the name disturbing, am not gonna freak out over it. They are boneheads. Will mention it to them, y'know that they are boneheads.

As Kevin says, let's see the work they do on the house!

Anonymous said...

My last name is Fuhrer, you jews have too much time on your hands. I just fed exed a couple of balistic missiles to palestine. Big eared idiots

TICKLEBEAR said...

Please remove that anonymous comment, and mine as well, leaving no trace there ever was an idiot around here...

Anonymous comments should be illegal...

Anonymous said...

Hey ticklebear you unedicated dick. Why don't you get a real job. Grow up you sad excuse for a human. I should whoop your ass like I did two weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Shut up cunt

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