Friday, September 5, 2008

Attention to Detail

When it comes to getting things repaired in New York, my experience is that most people will do the bare minimum required to complete a task. I have hired people to remodel a kitchen and bathroom in New York. I have stories. But here is a recent example.

The faucets in the men's restroom in my office are push-controlled. One of them was repaired a couple of weeks ago. The plumber couldn't be bothered to put the cold water button back on the right and the hot water button on the left.

Blue used to be on the right and red on the left.

Actually, I'm only complaining because I keep pushing the wrong button.


ettible said...

This same thing happened IN MY APARTMENT. When I first moved in, I let what I thought was the hot water run for ten minutes without it warming up, so I spent several nights at my boyfriend's apartment for the warm shower benefits until I realized I was just using the "wrong" handle. BASTARDS.

Thin Crust - TX Chuck said...

Katie: LIES!!! You just wanted to stay with him so you guys can play doctor.

Adam: WTF does it matter...You Don't wash your hands after using the bathroom, stop pretending you do!

ettible said...

Chuck: He's a PhD, not an MD, so "playing doctor" is a lot less sexy than you might imagine. Although come to think of it, you're probably into getting smacked with rulers.

Unknown said...

Chucky: I stopped washing my hands because I was the only one. But at least I turn the faucet on so that people in the stalls think I have some degree of personal hygiene.

Katie: Chucky is willing to pay significantly less qualified people to play doctor. I'm sure he's jealous.

Thin Crust - TX Chuck said...

Katie: The only time I get into S&M is if the "S" stood for Samantha Jones & the "M" stood for Miranda Hobbes (Carrie could take pictures).

Adam: I pay for it because people get attached too quickly and "feelings" start to pop up, not because I have to pay. I enjoy kicking my fishnets & stilettos wearing nurses out of my house after we are done playing...with no remorse. Join me & Hef in the "Grotto".