...because he refused to wear a face mask. He barged right into our apartment heavily breathing cuz he was carrying a new oven for the kitchen, so I tried to be nice and wait till he was done bringing in all his stuff. Then I asked him politely if he has a medical mask himself or if he wants one of our stash. And he just flatout replied: "No! I will not partake in this madness! Either you accept that or I will leave right now!"
Luckily I was prepared for that. So I replied with my script: "Well, I insist. It is way too dangerous at the moment. Sorry." Then he started bitching, so I told him "I mean it's your money. Still, have a nice day" and then he left the whole new oven in the middle of the kitchen floor and thankfully left our appartement without any further drama...
I am proud of myself that I stood my ground but I am also confused and stressed out like hell now. What a sad stupid old man :( and these people seem to multiply now where everyone is burned out from all the lockdowns. Scary and stressful and I need to find a way to relax now...
Anyways, I prepared for this very situation in my head beforehand and it happened and I managed to protect my health and the sanctity of my home without failing or looking like a complete fool. And now I am stressed out like hell and feel like crying, but I guess that was a somewhat successful solving of a shitty unpredictable situation?
Still feel like shit though. How do people enjoy "victories" such as these? I dont even wanna go back to our kitchen ever again now :(
The field of contract killing is mostly filled with amateurs too stupid to make a living of it, or those well-known by police and inevitably, just because of statistics, tied to a crime that brings them down. The third type, my type, is different. You almost never hear about us, though occasionally you’ll hear about our crimes if they’re high profile. But you’d be surprised the kind of people that are contract killings and yet are so unknown that it makes the papers just as a murder. Or, of course, a tragic accident.
I’m former military, as so many of us are, trained by Uncle Sam and then retired after a few tours, leaving us with skills that relegate those like me to the less savory job market. That’s not to say all, or even most, former military personnel are like me; most of them are average Joes. An old Marine buddy of mine works in physical therapy and has a wife and three kids. There’s something not quite right with me. I’ve known that most of my life, since I had it explained to me by psychologists when I was taken from abusive parents.
Since I knew I needed a day job, a veterinarian seemed like a good way to go. Despite the urban myth, vet school only takes four years, and the persona was close enough to my real income source to make me comfortable putting it on and taking it off like a jacket. My real source of income, the one that paid off my vet school bills within a couple years, was off-hours stuff anyway.
Matter of fact, I’m fond of animals in a way that I never have been about most people. They don’t lie, they bare their teeth in anger and fear, they wag their tails or leap in happiness when they express joy. Dogs are my favorite, so easy to read, loyal to a fault, and simple to train. I feel a kinship with them in those last two ways, characteristics of any Marine. But easy to read has never been a way anyone would describe me.
Until it came to Celine.
Her dog Maxie had come in for her first checkup, since Celine has just moved to the area and decided on Southwest Veterinary Clinic. Maxie was older and on several medications that needed regular refills, so I’d see Celine often. I’d say it was interest at first sight. I never flirt with customers, not just because it was inappropriate, but beca... keep reading on reddit ➡
Anyone know of a good repairman/company for washer and dryer (Samsung) in the Nepean Barrhaven area?
unfortunately my Arf V3 DJ 41mm fell down and is not working properly anymore.
Now I am looking for a Rep-Friendly repairman in Germany who could have a look at it.
Can someone recommend me a person?
Thanks in advance!
Or is it customary to automatically put tea on when someone is in your home?
I have a 75" TCL 75S423 that has been having banding issues. I called a repairman out, told him I swapped the wifi board, main board, power board, t conn board and it's ribbons. He didn't open the back, scanned the front of the display and told me get a new TV, something was blown in the front display and it wasn't cost effective to fix.
After ordering a new TV I decided to give it another try and found a youtube video where a repair guy fixed a TV with display issues by blocking pins on the t conn ribbon with a piece of scotch tape.
Now I feel like I want my $45 consult fee back...
Just wondered if anyone could recommend someone or a company? My freezer is on the way out and I'd like to call someone out to see if its an easy fix but have never needed to before!
Need to get a situation resolved at a place that no one lives at but don't want to run afoul of the law by any means.
The air conditioner broke last week while I was out of town and my wife had to call an emergency technician in the middle of the night.
A company we’d used before without issues sent a guy over. He fixed the air conditioner no problem, but once he’d left I woke up to a million missed texts and calls from my wife, who was hysterical.
Apparently within minutes of showing up he made comments about her body and other suggestive statements. She made it clear she wasn’t interested without being outright rude because she didn’t want him to get mad and leave without fixing the air conditioner.
The tech kept trying to put moves on her, then after he’d fixed the A/C, he didn’t leave right away, trying to feed her some lines about how she seemed to be home alone and he could “spend the night to make sure she was safe.”
Eventually he realized he was driving down a dead end and left, but the whole thing just really freaked her out, having some guy in the house who didn’t leave when asked and everything.
I was pissed to hear about all this, and she was shaken up by the incident, so we left a review on their Google and Yelp pages saying what had happened.
The company is pretty small so the owner called me to apologize a couple days later and said the tech had had a few drinks that night, not expecting to be called out to an emergency job, and that “his sense of humor had clearly been misinterpreted” by my wife.
He asked me to take my review down because it called the tech out by first name and apparently a review saying he was coming onto a female customer could cause some personal problems for the guy.
The owner also reasoned that the business was an air conditioner repair business, not a bedside manner business, and that they did fix the air conditioner, so deserved a higher rating.
I told them our review stands, and they basically said we were assholes for threatening the reputation of their business and the personal reputation of the tech over a single misunderstanding.
On the one hand, they did fix the air conditioner, and that’s what we called them to do. On the other hand, I feel like this is relevant information for people considering hiring them, even if it was a one time thing.
I feel like an intruder in my own home right now, do I go into another room and crack on with what I need to do?
Do I offer him a drink even though he'll probably ask for tea and then I have to awkwardly tell him we have no teabags?
Do I just sit here in awkward silence until he's done?
Hey we are new to Duluth and new homeowners. Our garage door is struggling to close and makes a large grinding noise when we try to close it. Sometimes it doesn't even close and we need to get it fixed. Does anyone know a good repairman who can fix this?