Thursday, September 20, 2007


It seems we are always waiting for something. If you are having something done, you always wait for someone to come and do it. We wait in line just about everywhere. At the popular eating establishments you wait for a table (fast food, see waiting in line). If you want an estimate to have something done, you have to wait for them after they schedule the appointment and of course you generally have to wait for that since when you call for the estimate you frequently get voicemail so you are waiting for them to call you back.

This week, I called 2 businesses for an estimate to have our lawn aerated. I actually got a live person the with the 1st call, voicemail with the 2nd. I'm still waiting for the 2nd business to call back (although I did tell the party of the first part that even though I was waiting for a call back from the party of the 2nd part, I would like them to go ahead and aerate my lawn so I'm not going to make the party of the 1st part wait for the party of the 2nd part).

Maybe if we wanted to, we could make a statement about our "waiting" frustration. Instead of us waiting for them all of the time, we could ask for a number of estimates and when we got them, we could keep all of them waiting before giving them our business. Call it a waiting conspiracy. Pick one day and get everyone you know to call the same businesses to have an estimate done. Then make them wait. Maybe we could shut them down for a day.

In the meantime, today we are waiting for someone to come to install our new kitchen floor.


CamiKaos said...

I think they go into business just TO make you wait.

mielikki said...

"Hurry Up and Wait", the motto of the Navy, and every place else I've been to since then.

sybil law said...

Waiting is not my strong point, sad to say.
Hope everything is done in a timely manner for you!