May I rant again?
We have a septic tank out back. We have to annually have it emptied. Lovely. Anyway, P. asked me to call and set up the appointment so I did. He is usually here to see the guy and chat with him the whole time, but this year he is out lobstering so it was going to be me here alone to wait for the septic man.
It’s very hot here. I’ve closed up the house and put on the A/C’s, so I’m comfortable enough. It’s also supposed to be one of my days off from work (now that I work part-time, that is) but there was an overabundance of work this week and I was asked to work yesterday AND today, which is the date I set up for the septic man to show up. I thought I would be here with nothing going on, but I have had to work.
When I work upstairs, with earphones stuffed into my ears, I cannot hear if the world is exloding all around me. I am in my own little world of doctors and medical terminology.
The septic company scheduled the appointment for “between 8 and 10 a.m.” I don’t know why they can’t narrow it down more than that, but OK. I got up at 5 a.m. and typed for a few hours and then at 8 o’clock, I went downstairs to wait for the septic man to show up.
When 9:45 rolled around, the phone rang. Three guesses what that was!
The septic man’s mother (his secretary) saying he was running a little late and he’d be there soon.
At 10:30 when he still hadn’t shown up, I needed to get back up and do my work!!! Panic is starting to set in.
So I called her and told her to get a hold of her son and tell him to just do the job and not come to my door because I won’t hear him anyway. She said fine. No problem. And back to work I went.
I have not heard sounds of our septic system being pumped out yet, and I am breaking from my work now, so I looked out back to see if miraculously he had come, pumped, and gone.
Nothing has been disturbed back there. Paul had to dig out the tank last night and the pile of dirt is still there untouched. No one has been here yet.
And it’s 11:55 a.m. as I write this.
Vented. I am erasing my brain of this subject.
Thanks for listening. I’m not answering the door no matter who comes now!
Cheers – and jeers for people who can’t keep their appointments in a timely manner.