You know you’re stressed when this pops into your head on the drive between your house and your in-laws house:
(Sung to My Darling Clementine, with apologies to American traditional folk music)
In the back yard, near the manhole
Is it your side, or is it mine?
Dwelt a miner, a ’49er
And his plumber, Clementine
Oh my darling, lay the pipes down
Lay them down, so neat and fine
1890 is gone forever
Bring the backhoe, Clementine!
Americans will get this. Not so sure about the rest. Here’s a video of a modern-day hillbilly rendering the original verses. You’ll get the idea: