Customer Caught in Time Warp?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Verdeboy, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    I got a call yesterday from a guy who desperately needed to fix a leak between his PRV and his meter. The leak was so bad, the water dept. had turned off his water.

    I asked if he had tried to call any plumbers, but he said, "I ain't payin' no stinkin' $50 for no plumber to come out."

    I asked him what century he thinks he is living in, but he didn't get the joke.

    I passed on the job.
     
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    If you had gone out, you likely would have found that the line is under 5 feet of river rock and he would have expected you to hand dig it for the same $50! Of course it is a funny story, but it's also pretty sad too.
     
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  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    $50.00

    And I guess he ain't gettin' no water either.
     
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Maybe if the economy worsens a bit more, prices make come into his range of thinking...

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    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
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