February 14, 2006

Taking Bets

El Plomero (the plumber) is supposed to arrive between 10 and 12.  I have a meeting at 12:30.  I KNOW (for a fact) that I won't make it to the meeting, and I've already dealt with that.

So, when do you think the plumber will arrive?  It is 10:07 now.

BTW if the problem turns out to be as nasty as we suspect, I'll post pictures of him ripping out the wall of my closet!

Update: 11:15, still no dude....

Update II:
Dude never showed. Landlady called at 12:05. wondering why I hadn't called her yet. Long story short, dude is supposedly coming Thursday AM. I'll let you know.....

Posted by caltechgirl at February 14, 2006 10:09 AM | TrackBack

What is the name of the plumber? If it's something like Joe the Plumber, then he should be there around 11:00. If it is something like National Plumbing Company, then sometimes around tomorrow.

Posted by: Contagion at February 14, 2006 10:19 AM

Mmm . . .my bet is 2 pm.

Posted by: Anita at February 14, 2006 10:20 AM

response time by a plumber is usually is direct ratio with how bad you need a plumber. Now if is just a leak that could wait a day or so, the plumber will show up within a couple of hours. But if you have toilet paper floating the bowl brush down the stairway and the basement smells like a sewer it will parobably be a couple of days before he shows up and then only to give you an estimate that you can figure on tripling when the final bill comes in. It will take another couple f days to get the repair materials ordered and another day at least to do the repair--and that is if it doesn't rain. Good luck and remeber, all it takes to be a plumber is to realize that shit flows downhill and payday is on Friday.

Posted by: GUYK at February 14, 2006 10:51 AM

Hope he got there and is fixing the problem! Oh, and Happy VD to you too!

Posted by: oddybobo at February 14, 2006 11:26 AM

Ran across your profile and couldn't resist. I would like to say that the plumber probably is a bit more dependable than the cable guy...but then again... I was floored when my cable guy showed up 10 minutes early and I was late! I'd probably lose on this bet... but hope your problem is fixed by now or in the process of.

Posted by: Mexpsychan Princess at February 14, 2006 12:06 PM