Tuesday, December 1, 2015
An Unprofessional Serviceman
He's quiet, he's laid back, he moves slow, and he drives slow, but he gets the job done. We've been having trouble with our central heat lately so John called our serviceman. He always calls back and says put the corn bread on I'll be there in a few minutes. Good thing I don't take him seriously because his few minutes turns into a good deal of time. I decided to turn the trick on him and surprise him because I thought he was coming around noon. I made cornbread and dressing, chicken, pea salad, and cranberry sauce. The joke was on both of us because he didn't call until after dark and we had already had lunch and supper. He drives a service truck with the tool boxes on the side but it is completely rusted all over and full of stuff in the bed besides the side doors jammed with "stuff". Tonight we had more opportunity to get to really know him because our unit is right in the hall by the living room so we sat in our chairs and chatted with him while he did his repairs. Always wondered why we have never seen him wear anything but denim overalls and his wife always wears long dresses and her hair in a high bun on top of her head. Found out he is from Arkansas and grew up on a farm. Next time I'll try to find out what brought him to our little Texas town and what year model his truck is. Aren't people interesting and wonderful? I don't mind putting this out there because I doubt he has ever been near a computer. His workshop is his yard and I dare to say his neighbors may not love him but then who knows?