I had a slow money week this week so when customer of mine (a Realtor) tosses a clients house my way I jump at it happily. That’s the good news.
At the last minute I get an e-mail telling me that it’s an ‘exterior only’ job because today is the maids day to do the interiors. So not as much money as I’d hope for.
I get to the job and no one is home. Not unusual, I do plenty of places where the folks aren’t home but somehow this feels different. I call the Realtor but she’s not in but they are going to page her. I start working and after 40 mins still no call back. I’ll call the office again and same thing, they’ll page her. Finally get a call back and I ask about the house and mention no one is home. Guess what? WRONG HOUSE. She gave me the wrong address. I’ve already done the front and one side.:eek:
I go to the correct house (I think so, there is no number on it), still no one home. Call the Realtor and confirm it’s correct. So I start cleaning the windows and I’m seeing a sea of scratches from whoever did the CCU. I grab my scraper and throw it in my tool bag and there it stays.
My rubber, a brand new blade is streaking big time. Flip it over, same deal.:mad:
Maid never shows up, customer never shows up. I’m not getting paid today, the interiors all look like crap so my efforts aren’t going to get that WOW effect.
No mailbox so I tape the invoice to the door and leave. Get a call on the way home from another customer to check a window I did 2 weeks ago. They think I scratched it. I drop by on the way home and it’s just a squeegee line I missed when detailing.
I get home, eat lunch, take a nap and now as I write this I crack open a cold beer.
All is good.