01 December 2022

Fucking Ridiculous

I tell you, it must be nice to be independently wealthy.

Like plumbers in my area appear to be.

I'm on my third month of paying $200 extra for water I don't get to use because I cannot get a fucking plumber to call me back.

I'm about ready to pound on their office doors.

I've spent as much on the wasted water as the repair will probably cost so far.

Update:

The third place I called today (15th overall) showed up!

He promptly found the leak, about an inch from where it'd been repaired before.

That's good because we don't have to rip up the slab to get at it.

Even more fun is two other plumbers called after he got here.  One said he understood first come first serve.

The other started to yell at me.

Once he'd run down a little bit I said, "You've had since September to call.  I've been waiting that long."

"Oh."

No, shit, "oh."

3 comments:

  1. electricians are right up there with the plumbers...panzer guy

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  2. A friend of mine is a plumber. I'm a "Software Engineer". He probably makes 2-3x what I do. I went to college (although never graduated). He didn't. Who is the stupid one? Honestly, I don't know anymore. I think a lot of kids are being done a dis-service by society's attitudes that all kids need college. For many it seems trade school or an internship or some other option may serve them better. I'm not down on college, although if I had it to do over I would have taken a different measure. This whole computer thing is a great hobby, but it's really been a lousy career. And the lack of financial support for people like me at Universities sure didn't help. My plumber friend probably could have gone to college and gotten all the financial aid he would have needed, but he took another route that in the end was apparently a better choice for him.

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