Saturday, September 30, 2006

Prince of Electricians

So John the Electrician was supposed to arrive at 7:45 this morning. It was a major sacrifice for me to arise on a Saturday at 7:00--MAJOR--but John the Electrician insisted he needed to show up early because he had a lot of things he wanted to do today.

Well, here it is 10:30, and I am still waiting for him to arrive. I just KNOW he's still sleeping. I KNOW it. Or he's having a late breakfast at McDonald's, reading the morning paper, and maybe later buying a lottery ticket. And then maybe he'll stop off at Home Depot to visit one of his "buds," chat for a while, pick up some paint chips, and then heading out to ComputerWorld to pick up a video game for his kid ... while I wait for him to show up. He might get here by noon, or he might not show up here at all today.

John the Electrician HAS a cell phone with him, but why should he call? He's an electrican. He's a prince among princes. He doesn't HAVE to.

Grrr.

UPDATE: It's 3:37--has anyone seen him? Or HEARD from him?
UPDATE2: It's almost 8:00 p.m. Has anyone seen the prince? Anyone?

25 Comments:

Blogger Teri said...

I LOVE when they're late and NEVER call. makes me want to punch them upside their head.

good luck. I guess you'll be waiting for the rest of this beautfil Saturday......while John is at the Home Depot or somewhere other than your house?

Sep 30, 2006, 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

If I leave, you KNOW he'll show up. They do that on purpose. :)

Sep 30, 2006, 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous jane said...

the last plumber i had made a definite appointment with me on a tuesday for 10 am and didn't show up or CALL until friday at 2pm. what a jerk. they do tend to think they are princes.

Sep 30, 2006, 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

I'm shocked!

Sep 30, 2006, 2:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

It's 3:37--have anyone seen him? or HEARD from him?

Grrr.

Sep 30, 2006, 3:38:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I just came from Dunkin Donuts
I saw him..
He was having an onion bagel
& a coolata

nice guy..
we chatted for a while

Sep 30, 2006, 3:45:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Jen, can you go back and tell him to call me? Maybe he meant 7:45 TONIGHT.
(Hitting myself upside the head!)

Sep 30, 2006, 4:46:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

I haven't seen him at all. I wonder if he skipped town and maybe the country? Jerk.

please tell me that you will give him a piece of your mind when and if he does call you?

Sep 30, 2006, 4:59:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

blogmad hit

Zed,
I'll go back..
hold on...

Sep 30, 2006, 5:04:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Teri, I will tell him how I feel, but the fact is I need this work done and he's one of the few electricians who'll work in this co-op. This place has so many rules, it makes contractors steer clear except for a few. I think he knows I don't have a lot of choices. That still makes him a creep.

Sep 30, 2006, 5:10:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Jen, I better not hear he's doing work at your place. I need him HERE! :)

Sep 30, 2006, 5:10:00 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

He's having dinner with the cable people that NEVER show up on time.

Sep 30, 2006, 7:56:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Mel, I had no idea you knew my cable guys.

Sep 30, 2006, 8:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Matrishka said...

Did he ever call or show up?

What a wasted day. I'd send him the bill. I'm sure you're time is just as valuable as his!

Sep 30, 2006, 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Matriska, he never called, never showed up. What a guy. He's very well known--maybe my job wasn't big enough for him. Fine, then don't take the job! Oy, my nerves! :)

Sep 30, 2006, 8:45:00 PM  
Blogger Doctor Mom said...

Yeah, he's sitting in the bowling alley with the Cul-de-Sac plummer!

Bummer Zed!

I think they do behave like this so we don't fuss... we're just at their mercy.

Sep 30, 2006, 9:39:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

We're definitely at their mercy, Doctor Mom, but I don't understand why don't they at least call and cancel.

I guess it's just easier for them to avoid the invitable anger cancellation brings.

I think I'll try to get the super to do this for me. I'd do it myself, but I prefer not to die by electrocution.

Sep 30, 2006, 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

maybe the prince turned back into the frog that he actually is...

Sep 30, 2006, 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Nobody said...

I know where he is. He tripped over a DAMN CAT and smashed his face in and died. Cats suck. PFFT.

Sep 30, 2006, 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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And my shed is better than yours. haha!!

Oct 1, 2006, 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

See? I have an injured hand and you're making me type nobody. And I hit anonymous by accident. And it's all your fault. LOL

Oct 1, 2006, 12:38:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I am pretty sure he is your next stop...

Oct 1, 2006, 6:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Zed said...

No he's NOT! haha!
He called this morning, told me he got "tied up", told me he had a "flat tire" and other lies, and asked if he could stop by on Tuesday.
I told him NO.
Well, I showed him!
But now I have no one to install my new lights... :(

Oct 1, 2006, 11:50:00 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

He should have called you at 7 when he was suppose to arrive. Maybe then you could have gone back to sleep.

If I knew a guy, I would send him over. Of course, he would be the type to deserve the cookies!

Oct 1, 2006, 2:17:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

I'm going to ask the co-op's super if he'll do the work. He's a friend, so it's possible he'll say yes.
Thanks though, Lynda. I have yet to meet an electrician who doesn't overcharge or arrive days late. Sad.

Oct 1, 2006, 2:57:00 PM  

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