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Old 06-02-2015, 06:56 AM   #121
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"Honestly, ma'am. I don't see any problem. Haven't you ever heard of 'current flow'?"
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:19 AM   #122
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There have only been 2 jobs in my career that I walked away from. One of those the client had a welcome mat at the door that said "welcome to the nut house". The other job the client had a large sign on the mantle that said "as far as everyone else is concerned, we're just a normal family".
I wondered why you didn't give us a quote
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:50 AM   #123
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Once again the homeowner jumps the gun. From threatening to make me pay for new carpeting to looking like a total tool in front of his wife. Love it


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Jeepers...that's full
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That reminds me, I should clean out the gutters, but it's raining and i don't want to.
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I had three calls from the same Fire Dept "compressor will not start". This was after I got it going for first time in four years so I thought there may have been more issues.
After explaining how the emergency stop button worked the second time we agreed I would charge for another trip out to pull out the button.
On the third call I asked them to check the emergency stop button, they assured me it was pulled out. Sure enough it was in, I wrote an invoice and the chief offered to pay out of pocket. I waved the fee and have not had that call since.
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"Honestly, ma'am. I don't see any problem. Haven't you ever heard of 'current flow'?"
Is that what they call Hydro Electric Power?
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Update. The "less informed Attachment 188929 " homeowners no longer call they now take pics and send me videos of their suddenly broken gutters. Here's a few from today Attachment 188921
As lazy as I am about cleaning my own gutters ..At'least I'm not dumb enough to blame the gutter !!:
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[QUOTE=At'least I'm not dumb enough to blame the gutter !!: [/QUOTE]


Exactly the thing I can't comprehend. It's unbelievable that they see water not going down the hole and pissing over the top like a waterfall and can't come to the conclusion that it must be clogged. Some actually blame my install? Not rocket science what I do
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Exactly the thing I can't comprehend. It's unbelievable that they see water not going down the hole and pissing over the top like a waterfall and can't come to the conclusion that it must be clogged. Some actually blame my install? Not rocket science what I do
Pretty most are playing stupid to try and get a free service call.
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Pretty most are playing stupid to try and get a free service call.
My gutters were installed 18 years ago.

I can't play that card ..Can I
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As lazy as I am about cleaning my own gutters ..At'least I'm not dumb enough to blame the gutter !!:
This should be taught in the schools... If you own a home, and you let your gutters get clogged with all sorts of crap, you're gonna have a bad time.
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Reminds me of the woman that bought a new Kia, drove it 42000 km without an oil change and then made a huge stink on the news about how Kia was unwilling to replace it under warranty after the engine seized.
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This should be taught in the schools... If you own a home, and you let your gutters get clogged with all sorts of crap, you're gonna have a bad time.
No it shouldn't. Neither should it be taught that you don't pick your nose and eat it, especially in front of a girl, you don't sh!t in your hand and run it through your hair, you don't eat razor blades, you don't follow the GPS when it tells you to drive your car off a cliff. These are things that you hope are self evident, but sometimes parents need to teach it. Let the schools teach math, grammar and science
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No it shouldn't. Neither should it be taught that you don't pick your nose and eat it, especially in front of a girl, you don't sh!t in your hand and run it through your hair, you don't eat razor blades, you don't follow the GPS when it tells you to drive your car off a cliff. These are things that you hope are self evident, but sometimes parents need to teach it. Let the schools teach math, grammar and science
Wait why shouldn't I pick my nose?
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Wait why shouldn't I pick my nose?
As long as you got the rest of it, you're probably all right, just remind me not to shake hands with you if we ever meet
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As long as you got the rest of it, you're probably all right, just remind me not to shake hands with you if we ever meet
You've never picked your nose?
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95% of all people have picked their nose, the other 5% are lying
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Not Jerry Seinfeld...IT WAS NOT A PICK...there was no penetration!
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Just recalled one.

Had just finished up a whole-house rewire by 11:00 one morning. Drove to other side of town to start next job, but stopped for lunch along the way. As soon as I sat down, the HO called and screamed holy he11 about my incompetence. NOTHING was working. No power....... anywhere.

So I drove back over. As I turned off the main street, I was met with about 12 cop cars, 5 ambulances, 6 fire trucks and 3 utility crews. Some drunk decided to outrun the Motorolas and took out a substation in his bid to escape.

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