Doesn’t Understand The Custom Part Of Customer, Part 18

, , , , | Right | July 21, 2020

A lady calls up asking for a plumber to fix her broken toilet. I tell her our hourly rate and the cost of a new ball valve. The customer sounds shocked and taken aback that a repair will cost something.

Customer: “I am not paying. Why should I pay for a faulty item?”

Me: “I am sorry, but the toilet is over fifteen years old, so we are unable to attend under warranty. Also, we didn’t fit it. We have to pay our engineer.”

Customer: “I don’t want to be billed for it.”

Me: “I am sorry. We cannot help you on this occasion, because we cannot carry out a repair for free. Our engineers want paying at the end of the month. If we did freebies for everyone, we wouldn’t have a business.”

Customer: “But it needs fixing.”

Me: “As I explained, we would be happy to repair the toilet for [amount].”

Customer: “No, I have already told you that I am not paying; why should I?!”

I am getting even more exasperated.

Me: “I am sorry. Perhaps you could try getting another company to repair a fifteen-plus-year-old toilet for free, who gets the engineer to work for free and flies to your house on a magic carpet, because we all know fuel is not free. Thank you and goodbye.”

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