Monday, November 05, 2007
Thursday November 1 – Junk Removal Company expected between 9:00 and 12:00 p.m. Arrived at 9:00 a.m. Hurray.
Thursday November 1 – Gas Fireplace Repair Service to arrive mid-day. At 2:30 I called the office to inquire if anyone was coming.
“Oops, sorry – we’ll send someone out today. For sure.”
“Someone” arrived at 5:00 p.m. without any tools or parts to do the job. He assured me that (another) someone would come Friday between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Friday November 2 – The “other someone” never showed up.
Saturday November 3 – I got out of the house!
Sunday November 4 – Furnace Inspection scheduled between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. I no longer trust anyone. Called at 2:00 p.m. to confirm someone was coming.
“Sorry. Big mix-up. That appointment was scheduled on your old account. No appointment was scheduled on your new account.”
(Note - new account was created in July re: name change. Appointment for inspection was arranged in October.)
“Would you like to set up a time for another appointment?”
“Let me think about that for a few days.” (I was in shock – no doubt caused by a severe bout of house-bound-itis.)
“How about next weekend?” (She wasn’t listening to me. Which makes sense. My existence seems questionable vis-à-vis certain companies right now.)
“I will think about it.”
Got off the phone. Arms folded, I rest my head on the kitchen counter. Tears threatened. No way. I refused to cry over a bunch of lousy no-shows.
But what the bloody hell? Can anyone top this? By my count, that is 2 ½ no-shows in 4 days.
I think this has gone way beyond a simple case of bad luck. The gods or some really rotten karma are out to get me. There is no other logical explanation.
I’m still thinking things over. Meanwhile the gas fireplace needs work and the furnace is making a rumbling noise.
Perhaps I’m destined to blow up or freeze.