Customer Caught in Time Warp?

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

  1. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    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

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    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

    Nov 12, 2005
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

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

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Dec 15, 2007
    Service Plumber
    Maybe if the economy worsens a bit more, prices make come into his range of thinking...


    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
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