i suppose no one should be surprised when a contractor fails to show up to give an estimate. Even if you hire them, there’s never a guarantee they will show up for work, or if they start the work, that they will finish it. Or, if they make a mess of it, will come back and fix it. Dealing with contractors is a crap shoot and I’m pretty sure that this is internationally true. What is rare is when you get one who is dependable, bills you something similar to the estimate, and does good work. It’s still a disappointment. You wait and finally, you realize he isn’t coming. Or at least, not today.
So here are this week’s questions:
What will finally break the Internet? Do you believe it can be broken at all?
I don’t think you can break the internet. It’s not a thing. No cord. You can’t snip it or shatter it. You can make it difficult to access or make the signal you need to get to it unavailable — or so expensive people give up. You can simply stop broadcasting the signal — like they do in North Korea. But break it? I don’t see how.
What are some ‘red flags’ to watch out for in daily life?
Trying to do business with a company that has been in business for fewer than at least five years. Especially mortgage companies who have a very flighty record. I got a whole workup for a mortgage for which I never applied. I got a list of places I could apply to and I specifically did NOT choose this one, but they don’t seem to care. I also got a tee shirt from the Audubon Society that I never ordered. Go figure.
What’s the silliest thing someone has argued with you about?
Nothing. I’ve had arguments about absolutely nothing. Alcohol might have been involved.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve found lying on the ground / side of the road?
That should be an easy question, but honestly, I can’t think of anything I’ve found on the side of the road that I didn’t drop myself and had to go back to retrieve.