Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rant & a Whole Bunch of 4 Letter Words

Please forgive me but I am so mad - as the saying goes "I could spit cotton". Trust me that is not what I would really like to say but I don't want anyone to faint...

As I have shared I am still trying to get quotes for the destruction that happened to my farm. So far there is not a single roofer who can do the roof for what the Insurance company says is normal replacement/repair costs. So I called and made an appointment with the roofer that the insurance company recommend. First they are on the opposite end of Colorado. Next the guy sounded so unprofessional while making the appointment but I caulked it up to a language issue. The appointment was set for today from 2 to 4 pm.... My gut was telling me there was going to be a problem but I again caulked it up to language issues and also getting tired of this whole thing.

So today I did not do outside work so I did not greet the person smelling like a billy and covered in barn poo - That means working inside but again around noon I logged off the computer just in case the guy did not understand the directions. So no outside work, no business computer work and now it was 5:00. As each hour passed the madder I got but I understood that he was coming from a long way and still did not speak English as a first language. I called him and he answered. I asked "Are you on your way"??? He said No.. I said "WHAT"? He said he was a bit ill and was not coming. I said " Does your phone not call out? Did you not think to call because some of us have work to do?? I guess he thought I might just watch soap operas and paint my toenails...

His response was nothing that would be the least bit professional. He then stated he looked me up on the computer and figured out what he would do the job for - like that was professional. I told him that he was to come a walk the roof, take measurements, and give a written bid. He told me that it was not necessary but if I had to have it that way that he could do that.... It took all my might not to throw the phone across the room. So this is what my insurance company gets to do their work - Crap, no wonder my gut was in knots....

So, needless to say this guy will be entering the snake pit here tomorrow and I will be giving my insurance claims guy a mouth full..

I thank you guys for letting me rant and rave - trust me it took about two hours to get my typing not to include all four letter words. People think lawyers are bad but really - did you know that roofers have the worst ratings with the BBB then most other trades. I would have rather been shoveling poop all day - at least I would have been happier... also I would not be another day behind in my work...

So tomorrow this guy gets the billy smelling, poop covered farm girl with a pitch fork. Heaven help him.

7 comments:

Adele Michelsen said...

Grace I'm so sorry you're having to go through this :-(

Praying that all will work out. The idiot isn't worth going to jail over.

((HUGS))

larkspur funny farm said...

I so agree Adele - I just can not believe what little regard folks have to each other. I would never keep someone waiting or just flake out. I thank you for the prayers - I still have a long way to go to get this farm repaired. Blessings to you and many thanks.

CountryintheBurbs said...

I hope all goes well tomorrow, Grace. Maybe your pitchfork will scare the daylights out of him and he will do his job without incident. My thoughts are with you. Hugs.

Jane said...

I had the same problem with a roofer who was giving me a quote on my barn. I waited for him, but he never showed. Then the next day he came when I was at work and was mad at me I wasnt there. I told him had to go to work to pay for the roof. Then he swore terrible at me, and told me to never call him again! This was after a $40,000 quote for a new roof. I could build a new barn for that! So I feel for you. Time to get Peter out there and do the negotiating for you.

Candy C. said...

I feel for you Grace! You would think with the economy the way it is that people would be thankful for work! We have had similar experiences with contractors.

JenBen said...

I think it might behoove you to get an Angie's List account, unless you are so far from a city that it wouldn't be worth it. Angie's List has saved me a lot of money and frustration!

larkspur funny farm said...

JenBen - I looked at Angie's List and they are mostly for the Denver area but I will check again.. The problem is I have great one's out here but the cost is more then what the insurance company says is what the normally see for this...

Candy you would think?? Besides it is just good behavior but I guess I am the Funny One..