"I agree, he should have called you"
One day I got a frantic phone
call from an associate, we need to go to the printer right away, the job is scheduled to be on press and they can't understand how to do it. Waste an hour on the chinese fire drill, arrive at the printers, and they hadn't even OPENED the envelope with the cover letter and instructions. No, they just looked at the job and didn't read the instructions, which were quite explicit.
I would find that literally, if I taped a dime (yes, that long ago) to the side of a job and put a big red note on it that said "QUESTIONS? PROBLEMS? PLEASE CALL!" no one ever took the dime. Or made the call.
In this day and age with everyone stuffing a phone
in their pocket, there's no excuse for not calling IMMEDIATELY when there's a problem. Like a 40-year old panel that might or might not be alling apart. I've worked on old panels
, never seen a breaker falling apart unless something
had cracked it.
I could be tempted to ask that electrician "May I see your cell phone
?" and then beat him with it, until either he or it fell apart. Just a durability test, to see which component was faulty, him or the phone.
What was the old Smothers Brothers joke, about the more-ons
and the less-ons ?