Autumn

Autumn

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Drip, drip

Broken water line into the shop goes, whoosh. Plumber, all smiles. Gives me a lolly-pop. I want to punch his lights out.

What the heck...it's only money.

Stephen

27 comments:

  1. funny in a sad way, a busted water line both leaks and sucks at the same time....

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    1. Yes it does...I might as well dig a hole and pour cash inside.

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  2. Stephen,

    Yes but money doesn't grow on trees!!!!
    Hopefully, the plumber only shared a lollypop and not plumber crack :-)

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  3. Yeah, but it ain't the plumber's fault, why bash him in kisser?

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    1. He laughed and said I'd made his day. At his hourly rates I'd only need to work a couple of hours a day, or retire. Basically, he's a smartass.

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    2. Can't you call a different plumber if this one is an asshat?

      BTW, you call to mind an old joke.

      A doctor gets the bill from a plumber who just did some work for him and yells, "Good God, man, your rates are outrageous! I'm a surgeon and I don't make these kind of fees!"

      To which the plumber responds, "Neither did I when I was a surgeon."

      Also calls to mind an exchange I once had with an electrician friend who was pissing and moaning about how much his yellow pages add costs. I mentioned that it must have some value since, for example, the last time I'd needed a plumber in and emergency I immediately looked in the yellow pages.

      To which my buddy replied, "There's the issue. If you have a plumbing emergency you look in the yellow pages and call a plumber. If you have an electrical emergency you call 911."

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    3. Trust me, Bubba, next time I will...Thanks for the story...

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  4. Maybe it happened because of the Arctic Blast you experienced last night.

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    1. Nah, the blast hit yesterday, and well, today. I think a painter stepped on the pipe.

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  5. Ouch plumbing problems now? I feel for ya Bud that really does suck.

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    1. Five steps forward, ten back. Story of my life, of late.

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  6. at least it did not happen tomorrow...

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  7. The last time I had a plumbing job I couldn't do, the guy came and fixed it in ten minutes, then charged me a hundred bucks. But at least I saw how he did it and now I can fix it myself the next time something like that happens.

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    1. At home I'd of grabbed my tools, a piece of short pipe, two connections and a tub of glue and would have been finished in fifteen minutes, minus drying time. Here at work...with customers, not so much.

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  8. Ouch... But at least it's fixed...

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  9. Should have called Shooter Steve, he would fix you up just fine. :)

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    1. Didn't have all day...no water, no toilet.

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  10. I really resent anyone who laughs, smiles, or acts happy when I have a problem and they will profit. That person does not have to act sad or be sad. Just be somber.

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  11. :( but at least it's fixed (I hope).

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    1. It is, thanks, Julie...nice to see 'ya.

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  12. Plumbers tend to be smug bastards... the guy that came out to fix my dishwasher was truly gleeful to find a lego clogging the works, and way too chipper about billing me heavily for his 5 minutes of work.

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    1. They are indeed. They rate just below lawyers.

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  13. People don't usually get rich making service calls. They are charging you for the time they are not working as well as the few minutes (or more) that they are on site.

    In your plumbers case, I expect he is going to lose some business, but his attitude also means that he is more likely to be the one who is available right away when a problem comes up.

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