Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Home life, Tuesday afternoon

Mrs. Grumpy: "Hello?"

Phone girl: "Hi, I work for Bozo's Air Conditioning, and we need to schedule a time to come install your new unit."

Mrs. Grumpy: "I scheduled it with you last week, for this Wednesday."

Phone girl: "Why yes, it is scheduled for Wednesday. Do you mind if we do it on Thursday instead?"

Mrs. Grumpy: "I can't on Thursday. I already scheduled a substitute nurse to cover me on Wednesday."

Phone Girl: "Oh. Sorry. We'd just prefer to do it Thursday, because that day is empty, and we already have an installation scheduled for Wednesday."

Mrs. Grumpy: "I need to do Wednesday. How many other installations do you have listed for that day, anyway?"

Phone girl: "You're the only one."

24 comments:

S.b. said...

First the hot tub, now the air con. I sense a pattern.

It wouldn't happen to be the same company would it? A lot of these manufacturers outsource all their maintenance/warranty work to a single do-it-all company.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

No, entirely different companies. Just idiots at the front desk. AND THEY CAN'T HAVE MARY!!!

Erin said...

That poor dumb girl. She was probably even more confused than Mrs. Grumpy was!

Packer said...

You apparently have a size 15 carbon footprint. A/C and a Hot Tub.

My A/C story is the A/C in car broke- I did not want to spend 2500 for repair-2 kids in college-160 K miles on car--dontjano, 4 years it went on. Kid graduates. Then I got new car. One kid told me that I am scary tough.

Believe me Grumpy, stop being wuss, you can live with out A/C

thatsit said...

As a "front desk person" I feel that ladies pain. You are told to do it your employers way and thus confuse the rest of the free world. To Mr. Autoclave refurb guy in So Cal that I worked for...pooey on you! /end vent

Carry on.

Anonymous said...

Any big sports event on Wednesday?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Not that I'm aware of.

"We got to install microwave ovens.
Custom kitchen deliveries.
We got to move these refrigerators.
We got to move these color TV's"

AlexDreamz said...

They walk among us.
Having both worked reception and trained/supervised same - sometimes that warm body was not hired for their gray matter.

ndenunz said...

Hope you're not in "Dire Straits" without your air conditioning (groan). Sorry, I couldn't resist.

GreenBean said...

Cue head asplode in 3... 2... 1...

Rhamantus said...

@Packer: I live Las Vegas, and I can tell you this: no, we cannot just suck it up and go without A/C. It regularly hits 115 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Must be awesome for people who can, though! :)

terri c said...

Good gravy. I hope they are able to find the house.

Anonymous said...

Sad thing is, that girls vote count just as much as ours.

"Beam me up Scotty. No intelligent life form at that desk."

SkullCandy

Moose said...

I want my
I want my
I want my new a/c...

Charles said...

"We got to install microwave ovens.
Custom kitchen deliveries.
We got to move these refrigerators.
We got to move these color TV's"


So, Dr. Grumpy, Do you "Get your money for nothing get your chicks for free"?

Li'l Azathoth said...

"But Thursday is so much easier to spell."

The Mother said...

ACK!

That's all I have to say.

Lois said...

Wow. Are you sure you want that company installing ANYTHING in your house? God knows what will happen.

Anonymous said...

That little,

oh wait, in Canada, we aren't allowed to hear the original version anymore. ONE someONE complained. Who is it has his own jet airplane?? We'll never know.

RSDS said...

@ Packer I believe that Dr. Grumpy has mentioned that he gets migraine headaches.

As a migrainer, myself, I find that excess heat (for me that is anything over 85 degrees F.) triggers a migraine headache.

So, no, the Grumpy family can not just tough it out without a house A/C. Besides, being without A/C in a car, where you can roll down the windows (though that reduces gas milage), is different from being without A/C in a house that collects heat, and multiplies it, so that it ends up hotter in the house than outdoors.

wv: ectiatic -- A house without an attic, so that it always overheats in the summer.

Anonymous said...

The annual HVAC contractors fishing derby is Thursday. We have our priorities.

kate said...

It's shlubs like that at the front desk that makes the rest of us look bad.

For shame.

Kat's Kats said...

@Packer I have to go along with RSDS. There are valid medical reasons for needing A/C. Not just migraines, which I have, but allergies (which I also have along with my kids), but other disorders where you need to either a) be in a certain temperature range to keep from killing others because of the pain b) maintain a certain humidity in the house to keep from killing others due to pain c) remove allergens from air to keep from killing others due to pain d) some combination of a, b, and/or c e) all of the above

FWIW I live in Tennessee in the US where the temperatures vary from the 40sF to the 80sF during the Spring... +/- 10 degrees depending on the year. Don't get me started on pollen!!

Alison said...

Not another "greener than thou" contest. Although the "crunchier than thou" thread I read earlier today at mothering.com let to people bragging that they have never, ever brushed their precious teeth with any horrible, abrasive brushes or toxic toothpaste! So these things do get entertaining.

Why is it, though, that if someone makes a single conservation effort or sacrifice, they automatically lecture everyone else who doesn't make the same sacrifice, even though they have absolutely no idea of the relative overall carbon footprints of the two parties?

It's kind of like one of my colleagues who was complaining that her brother donates less money to charity than she does. The reason why? He gets a very low salary because he works for a nonprofit providing services to battered women. His sister, my coworker, was a highly paid government translator in the defense industry making about 5 times his salary. I'm pretty sure he already made his charitable contribution at the office!

 
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