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My afternoon service call was troubleshooting a 220 circuit for a garage heater. I called to say I was enroute, and she told me her son "who lives there and could be heard in the background" was going to try and fix it. I was to call back in 30 days and reschedule, and her son would "help" me.
I politely explained that unless her son was a licensed or otherwise qualified electrician, I wouldn't need his help. (I blamed it on insurance)
Should I call back in 30 days or did I dodge a bullet?:blink:
 

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Well I'm the smart son. I'm currently at my mom's house and I'm NOT doing the work! I have my drywall guys here doing what they do best....drywall!

If the son was smart, he'd let mom have you come over. I say wait the 30 days and then up your quote by 25% to fix what he did.
 

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Angus, This was a T&M job in St. Charles. I am thinking of calling her back in the 30 days just out of curiosity. It will be right around Halloween, and from the "twilight zone" conversations I heard in the background, it should get me in the Halloween mood!
 

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Sorry, didn't want to dredge up the past.
Anyway, the day is not a total loss. I am tossing back a couple cold ones. (Haven't done the liquid lunch thing in a long time, its kind of fun in moderation) If I get any emergency service calls today, I am going to have to tell them to call you:)
 

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Nope, at home. Just catching up on a little paperwork, and planning on sniffing around the forum today to see what I might learn.
PS, still laughing about the internet creep thing under your name. Hey as long as you don't drive a van then you are not really a creep. Uh Oh, I just realized that I am a creep as well as probably 95% of the posters on this site.
 
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