This has been a crazy week.
Monday: First I
call a repairman to come look at my dishwasher and I wait until 9:00 PM for
them to finally arrive. That is right PM! The whole day is shot. What do they
tell me? That although the machine can rinse the water away, it is a separate
motor; the main motor will need a part, about $450 worth of part. This will
take a few days!
Then I get a call from
the pool company that they will be sending an estimator over for a loop lock
pool cover on Tuesday.
rain, howling winds, and that is just in my den, the weather outside isn’t
looking good either! The phone rings-“Sorry, the estimator can’t come because
the weather is bad.” The big sissy will come
tomorrow. I inquire about the time and am
told they’ll call me.
waiting all morning for the pool people’s call, I happen to look out the front
door, and there they are! “Looks like a simple job, even though your pool is 4
feet longer than standard, the size is a standard size shelf item, will call
you this afternoon with a price.” The sissy leaves.
The phone rings: “Hi Joe it’s me. Good thing I train all my
mistresses to say: “Hello sexy good looking ” when I answer as to not confuse
them with TLW (The Little Woman). “Yes Dear?” “Can you find time to go to the
cemetery and show them the deed?
Off I go to the cemetery to show them the deed that was
missing for permission to bury my daughter with my in-laws, since they need to
see it I guess by law. On my way home, I have my cell-phone in my right side
pocket. Ringing it has a rubber sleeve to protect it in case stupid drops it.
As I drive, Kamikaze Sue is behind me in a large Ford Escort hell bent of
passing over me as I struggle to extract it to see who it is. I pull over, undo
the seat belt as Kamikaze Sue passes waving her arms. It's the estimator,
asking ME if I knew the measurement from the corner to the steps in the pool.
It took him over two weeks to come and measure the pool and he’s asking me!
Thursday: I call
Lowe’s, where we decided to buy our new dishwasher for the price of parts to fix
the old one. They (the salesman) told us either Thursday or Friday the machine
would come. Noontime rolls around and I decide to make a phone call in English
being it is an option to Lowe’s. This is VERY important call since it will be
monitored or recorded for quality assurance. The (or) is to keep me on my toes. I ask when they are coming to
Del Bloggolo – d-e-l-b-l-o-g-g-o-l-o, Joseph.
I’m sorry: we don’t have you listed here! Do you have an
I read the number, worried now about the consequences of
facing the phone police who are monitoring this call and maybe even recording
it, if this is not a quality call, they may just hang up?
Ah! Here we are, it will be delivered on Friday, tomorrow.
Oh, when he makes up his schedule tomorrow he will give you
I will have to wait once again. All in one week!
Friday: It is
3:00 PM! No one has called yet! I have to work with one ear on the phone as I
go about my business outside in the pool area and yard. I am really annoyed.
I call and they give me a story that the installer doesn’t
have me down for delivery! He says he will get in touch with the installer and
see what he can do. He will call me back.
3:15 PM, he says the installer will call me this evening to
schedule an installation. I tell him if I don’t get the machine by tomorrow, I
will cancel the order.
About 2 hours later Chuckles calls.
Mr. Del Bloggolo?
This is the installer for Lowe’s.
Are you delivering tomorrow?
No, I will be in your neighborhood on Tuesday.
Forget about it.
My sincere suggestion, don’t purchase anything for delivery
and installation from Lowe’s. They are dishonest when they don’t tell the
truth. Two different people told me Friday delivery, and it’s annoying to waste
a whole day waiting for them as it is, and then they don’t show up!