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Old 10-09-2019, 12:27 AM   #641
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:41 PM   #642
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Customer complained about a leak into her entryway of a look alike castle humongous house with triple crown moldings. She had to complain about the price and they were damn wealthy. I only wiggled the handle and this is what happened and the other one was the same! It would of been funny if the cartridge popped off before I got there... This time karma was a little slow.


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Old 10-19-2019, 10:37 PM   #643
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Had a customer the other day need a sewer line ran from his new shop to connect to the building sewer from the road. To start this guy engineered a way to run it across the the side yard then have it directional bored in this house, I laughed and said nope that’s illegal can’t bring waste from one building into another. Then he was like well ok we can come down the driveway (which had zero gravel left in it) just basically packed stone dust. I located the sewer across the front yard all the way to the municipal clean out. He then was like oh come across here. I threw a price tag on it he says go. Then I’m just cutting across the driveway and a Lincoln comes flying in the driveway, princess hops out and says Uhmm what do you think your doing? Putting in the sewer, didn’t your husband tell you?
She says well this better not be a mess all weekend, and where are you digging?
I’m like straight on a 45 here and your husband wants it tied in to the sewer leaving the house. She told me I was f***ing stupid I can’t go around ripping up people’s grass the week before thanksgiving. So her and him had a fight, I ended up going the length of the driveway down the edge, plate tamped it then drove my 2wd F550 dump over flowing with top soil that was left over across it no issues. Next day he sends me a text I owe him 1500$ for gravel and 900$ labor for a “real excavator” to come fix the driveway. I sent him back a copy of the text telling him it was put back together and tamped but he needed two tri axle gravel loads to fill. He says well my buddy said you back fill with 3/4” crushed stone, not sand/stone mix. And the dirt that was exposed is in professional you should have brought sod because this is embarrassing for my family to see.My last message to him was warranty now void and cheque cashed. See you in court.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:45 AM   #644
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Next day he sends me a text I owe him 1500$ for gravel and 900$ labor for a “real excavator” to come fix the driveway. I sent him back a copy of the text telling him it was put back together and tamped but he needed two tri axle gravel loads to fill. He says well my buddy said you back fill with 3/4” crushed stone, not sand/stone mix. And the dirt that was exposed is in professional you should have brought sod because this is embarrassing for my family to see.My last message to him was warranty now void and cheque cashed. See you in court.



He sure sounds like an azzhole. Hire the nastiest, jewiest lawyer you can get!










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Old 10-20-2019, 09:51 AM   #645
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Had a customer the other day need a sewer line ran from his new shop to connect to the building sewer from the road. To start this guy engineered a way to run it across the the side yard then have it directional bored in this house, I laughed and said nope that’s illegal can’t bring waste from one building into another. Then he was like well ok we can come down the driveway (which had zero gravel left in it) just basically packed stone dust. I located the sewer across the front yard all the way to the municipal clean out. He then was like oh come across here. I threw a price tag on it he says go. Then I’m just cutting across the driveway and a Lincoln comes flying in the driveway, princess hops out and says Uhmm what do you think your doing? Putting in the sewer, didn’t your husband tell you?
She says well this better not be a mess all weekend, and where are you digging?
I’m like straight on a 45 here and your husband wants it tied in to the sewer leaving the house. She told me I was f***ing stupid I can’t go around ripping up people’s grass the week before thanksgiving. So her and him had a fight, I ended up going the length of the driveway down the edge, plate tamped it then drove my 2wd F550 dump over flowing with top soil that was left over across it no issues. Next day he sends me a text I owe him 1500$ for gravel and 900$ labor for a “real excavator” to come fix the driveway. I sent him back a copy of the text telling him it was put back together and tamped but he needed two tri axle gravel loads to fill. He says well my buddy said you back fill with 3/4” crushed stone, not sand/stone mix. And the dirt that was exposed is in professional you should have brought sod because this is embarrassing for my family to see.My last message to him was warranty now void and cheque cashed. See you in court.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:56 AM   #646
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I'm not calling him back...

Last week a guy called saying he had 3 frost free bibs leaking. He went on this long story he spent 4 days looking for parts and didn't find exact matches. He then asks my warranty, wants to tell his life story, etc.

He called yesterday(Saturday) for me to replace them, asking the warranty again, wants me to supply extra parts, asking the price of parts, then telling me my rate is lower, what materials they were made of. I told him I'd call him back to check my schedule but he's a diy and I know there's a high risk he's going to give me trouble...

I'm blocking his number just in case, I don't want to talk to him anymore.
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I am going to have to get up to speed on all the genders and proper pronouns for all the nuts out there these days........ I thought I was speaking to a lady and it turns out to be a man, (I guess) So The next day I get a bad review on Yelp......


TANGO.. I heard that its a crime in Canada to use the wrong pronouns for gays and transgenders

read the review dated yesterday if you wish...

https://www.yelp.com/biz/weilhammer-...indianapolis-3








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I am going to have to get up to speed on all the genders and proper pronouns for all the nuts out there these days........ I thought I was speaking to a lady and it turns out to be a man, (I guess) So The next day I get a bad review on Yelp......


TANGO.. I heard that its a crime in Canada to use the wrong pronouns for gays and transgenders

read the review dated yesterday if you wish...

https://www.yelp.com/biz/weilhammer-...indianapolis-3








Everyone is called sir or ma’am to me. Too many it’s to try and figure out. I see some of these young people walking around nowadays and think what the f*** is wrong with society. 10 years ago the only way a guy became a girl is if he stepped over a spinning PTO shaft.
Luckily out here in the country we don’t have too many snowflakes. Although I did see some whacko dressed up as a cat, he even had a tail attached to his jeans cat ears on his head. And he was a grown a** man.
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I am going to have to get up to speed on all the genders and proper pronouns for all the nuts out there these days........ I thought I was speaking to a lady and it turns out to be a man, (I guess) So The next day I get a bad review on Yelp......


TANGO.. I heard that its a crime in Canada to use the wrong pronouns for gays and transgenders

read the review dated yesterday if you wish...

https://www.yelp.com/biz/weilhammer-...indianapolis-3




Well, at least your response seemed very good and should guard against future customers seeing you in a bad light.
















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I am going to have to get up to speed on all the genders and proper pronouns for all the nuts out there these days........ I thought I was speaking to a lady and it turns out to be a man, (I guess) So The next day I get a bad review on Yelp......


TANGO.. I heard that its a crime in Canada to use the wrong pronouns for gays and transgenders

read the review dated yesterday if you wish...

https://www.yelp.com/biz/weilhammer-...indianapolis-3










LMAO, you really do need to catch up. You should also know that even if you are sure that you are talking to a female, it does not mean that she must have a husband. She may have a wife instead, nowadays, and vice versa. There are also more than 2 genders. Some sources say dozens, however that works out. Good news is it may mean job security for us plumbers. Just wait until the codes catch up and restaurants need to have a rest room for every gender. We'll be golden.

BTW, your response was spot on. Oh, and some more advice; if a customer tells you that they are Trans, DO NOT ask which one, Bumble Bee or Optimus Prime. Different things.

I do not say sir or ma'am much any more, for several reasons. I start off by saying "Hello, I'm John from Mr Plumber", and shake their hand. I'm sure there is something offensive there to someone, but haven't run across it yet. When leaving I will say, "You are all set my friend", but I'm worried that will give some of them the wrong message. So far so good, but I back out the door now too, just in case.

As far as I know, the acceptable pronoun is "They", but when only one person is standing there, I think "it" is more grammatically correct.
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