Colorado Springs, CO—Planted on the back step of his house and wearing the firmest scowl, local cat Kurt judges from afar the pitiful attempt his neighbor is making at a home improvement project.
His neighbor, local tax accountant Bart Finley, decided to save money on hiring a contractor by figuring out how to replace the vinyl siding on the back of his house by himself.
Kurt feels Finley’s efforts are hard to watch.
“It’s like watching a train wreck in slow motion,” Kurt told the Post. “I see the mistakes coming from a mile away, but somehow he is surprised every time.”
Finley started by pulling the existing vinyl off with a crowbar, haphazardly ripping out chunks of wood and pulling out nails that didn’t need to be removed.
“Ah man, he’s gonna regret that,” Kurt moaned. “That leaves a bunch of room for moisture. Gonna bite him in the butt in a couple of years for sure.”
Once Finley finished the deconstruction, he began prepping to add the new siding. Kurt was unimpressed.
“Look, he’s not even foaming everything properly. Two minutes on YouTube could have told him that. Two minutes!”
Kurt was further critical of Finley’s ignoring airflow around the attic vents, his inconsistent gaps at the corners, and his refusal to measure anything.
“Ah, now he’s just nailing it in, not hanging it on the nails like a normal person. Yeah, have fun with that, doofus! I’m sure that won’t affect your ability to sell this place in ten years! Not at all!”
When Finley was asked what he thought of Kurt’s opinion, Finley cracked a smile.
“Oh, Kurt? He’s so cute. Keeps meowing at me while I’m out here. I bet he wants some food or something.”
Kurt remained outside for another hour before he wandered back inside, stating that he just couldn’t take it anymore.
“I’ll leave him to his own devices,” Kurt sighed while entering through the cat door. “There’s just no helping some people.”