Fate is toying with us. We still have not left for New Brunswick. Our van is in need of some repairs before we leave and we left it to FIL, who “knows a guy” who is doing the work for us cheaply. While that is fantastic, he couldn’t look at it before Friday. We arranged with SIL to take her car for our visit to Waterloo, and that worked out fine, but when we arrived home yesterday, the van was still not done. It was supposed to be home on Saturday afternoon, and we have had no contact from “the guy”. So we are hoping to get it home today so we can leave early in the morning.
Ok, this is a topic of a rant here, so skip ahead if you want. I realize we aren’t a full paying customer and so we aren’t high on his priority list, but we are a customer nonetheless and we do use word of mouth a lot, especially when it comes to mechanics. We never find one using the phone book, we ask around of our neighbours and friends. If someone is in love with their mechanic, we give them a try. I know we aren’t the only ones who do that. One would think that this “guy” would take two minutes and make a phone call that could save him a bunch of customers. If he treats us like this, how does he treat his full paying customers? It is a simple thing and it goes a long way. Suffice to say, we likely won’t be going to “the guy” again.
On to another rant. It is a good thing we were home today as I received an email this morning from an ONS from which I have ordered some hand dyed fabric. My order, which I have placed weeks ago, has been cancelled! No explaination, just “thanks”. Arg!!!!! No money has left my bank, so I am not out anything exept for the time. I could get over it but this is time sensitive! It is coming from the US, and I needed to give it time to go through customs and now there is no time for that. So now I need to re-order. It will be from a different ONS. Preferably a Canadian one that takes paypal. Sigh.