Thursday, November 12, 2009

IIF IT WASN'T FOR BAD NEWS...I'D HAVE NO NEWS AT ALL !!!

I HAVE TO VENT TODAY
... and I've earned the right...
so if you don't want to hear it... put your ear plugs in !!!
You see.. it's this way...
two weeks ago , I kept hearing something in the bathroom
that sounded like water running..
checked all the faucets, nothing !!
Maybe it's the ice maker filling up that I'm hearing...
no it's not filling...
Ok maybe it's my imagination... you know I have one...
soooo forget it !!
well, a few days later a man comes just insisting on either getting in
or talking to me..
at that time, I was really sick and couldn't get to the door in time.
so he got in his little truck and left..
Next morning a phone call from my brother wakes me.
Here's the message I recieved !
Maurine, I just got a call from the office saying you have a bad water leak somewhere in your lines and your water meter is just " spinning".
OH, DEAR LORD ~~~
what to do... he says I told them we would find someone to fix it..
Ok, we'll adjust the bill when you get it fixed...
Now, mind you, this was last Friday...
so we call the plumber my brother uses and he can't get here until Monday afternoon
well, hey !! ya gotta have water... sooooo
leave it run....
Well Monday rolls around, the plumber comes, puts a clamp ( whatever that is ) on the leak and says that'll be $125.00 Mrs. Huffines
So I bite the bullet and write him a check....
Well I'm happy and I did laundry, took showers, loaded dishwasher and just sang as I heard the water running....
OH YEAH, I WAS HAPPY WITH MY LEAK FIXED....
COME SUNDAY AFTERNOON~~~
I'm sitting in the living room and all of a sudden I think... no, it's my imaginations again !!
NOT !!!
went into the bathroom and what do I hear but WATER RUNNING..
FAUCETS ALL OFF
Went out where the leak had been fixed and there's a swimming pool in the back yard !!!!
OOOOOOOOHHHHH NNOOOOOOOO !!!!!
Bright and early Monday morning... I call the plumber..
ok, I'll be down this afternoon....
DOESN'T THE MAN WORK MORNINGS !!!
To make a long story shorter, he comes out, digs,
" hmmmm hmmmm., I think it's under your house
and after a few more "hmmm s "
he tells me he's gonna recommend a
SKINNY LITTLE 125 POUND LISCENED PLUMBER WHO CAN GET UNDER YOUR HOUSE
Am I fuming?? You bet !!
Well I call the "skinny little 125 pounder and....
he'll come out tomorrow... well about 4:00 he showed up
and after a few 'hmmm s ' from him, he says
it's getting too late to start a job today
I'll be back tomorrow
FINE !
THIS IS TOMORROW.... NO SKINNY PLUMBER
NO PHONE CALLS
I CALL HIM
"ARE YOU COMING TODAY?"
YES MAAM BE THE SHORTLY
THIS IS " SHORTLY"
NO SKINNY PLUMBER IN SIGHT..
CONTINUED LATER.....
MAURINE

7 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Well sweetie...
Either that plumber is so darn skinny you can't see him, or he's blown away in the wind. What the heck? Don't you just hate it when these idiots take you for granted? Especially when they know they are talking to a woman. You just want to rip them a new one. I can feel you pain sweetie, and we are out here listening to you. Believe me, I think we have all been here.

I can't wait to hear Part II. I want to know what county the skinny plumber blew off to.

Looks to me like Friday the 13th is starting early for you sweetie.
Country hugs, Sherry

Janene said...

Oh I would be fuming too!
What the heck? Where are people work ethics anymore?
This is definitely BAD customer service!
I hope that by the time you read this all is fixed and in proper working order!
Try to have a good weekend!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

OMGosh Maruine - I feel so bad for you. I don't know why most of the 'business' out there seem to have this 'independent attitude' - nothing is important to them like it is us and that's what they are in the 'service' businesss for!!!
I sure hope it gets fixed soon. Seems you paid the first $125 for nothing - well actually you did get something...A WORSE MESS.
I'll pray it gets all better very soon.
Karen

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Awh geeeeeesh Maurine...If it's not one thing it's another...
what a mess! I feel bad for ya having to deal with this...and with those two idiots...'errrr I meant to say plumbers!;)
I do hope this is all fixed and FIXED right, very soon.

♥x♥x♥

A Hint of Home said...

I hope you got your plumbing problem fixed. So sorry you had so much trouble.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I'm screaming with you!!!! Good GRIEF! Sooo...am I to suppose that you lost the money you gave to the first plumber? I would have been to the bank to stop a check! Quick! Grrrrrr...keep us posted!
Hugs for all you're going through!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have decided I must follow you. Plumbing problems...can't miss a moment of the saga...AND you are a prim lover! I cannot go wrong here! :) Thank you for stopping by. I know this is a busy season for all you crafters! I have gotten away from it over the years but love to be near to those that still indulge. Your Annies' are adorable!! :)
Mona