Asked a local builder to give us a quote. He agreed to turn up on Saturday morning. Never turned up, never called, never answered our calls.
Eventually managed to get him on the phone today and asked why he hadn't turned up on Saturday, thinking disaster must have struck. "To be honest I couldn't be bothered. Not worth the effort unless the job's worth over five grand"
Recession? What recession?
Working on a military establishment, one has regularly to have car passes re-issued. Called in at the passes and permits office today. Second in line behind another chap, with a woman already at the counter who was asking for a temporary ID and car pass.
The counter clerk asked her to step on the red cross and have her ID photo taken. She decided she didn't like it and asked the clerk to take it again.
SIX times this happened with the gormless moo doing her hair, trying different angles, all for a pass to allow her entry to the college for up to four hours.
The chap in front of me said, after displaying remarkable patience, "It's a f***ing pass, not a f***ing portrait.
Anyway, after having managed to find a photo acceptable, the clerk asked her for her vehicle documents, at which point the hand went straight to the mouth and we heard, with a gasp " Oh - My - God, what must you think of me, I've left them in the office.
Is anybody REALLY that stupid?