Comments: More then 15 minute notice is needed.

Not to scare you or anything - but I'd have done the same thing you did. Hell - I have!

Good for you. Maybe now they'll think before they pull that again!!!

Posted by Tammi at June 23, 2006 01:06 PM

I'm a stay at home mom and have done something similar. Just because I'm 'home' doesn't mean I don't have doctor appointments and other things I need to take care of at a specific time.

Posted by vw bug at June 23, 2006 01:20 PM

no, you were NOT an asshole. Just because he's rendering you a service, that doesn't mean you have to sit on your ass for days losing $$ waiting for him to get his pathetic act together.

Posted by caltechgirl at June 23, 2006 01:22 PM

Are they doing this for free? In that case you were being an asshole. On the other hand if they are going to paid, as I see it, the money is coming out of your pocket. In which case you are not being an asshole. Utility companies are the worst about doing this and I hate it. When I schedule an appointment, I make sure I am there and I expect the same. You should have gone down to their office with the blunderbuss. But your way worked just as well.

Posted by Tink at June 23, 2006 06:01 PM

Think of it this way - if you hadn't been there for some reason when they showed up, or had called them that morning to tell them you couldn't have them install that day, they would have charged you extra for the visit. If they make YOU give 24 hour notice when you can't keep an appointment, then they have to do the same for you. I'm betting somewhere in the contract is a 24 hour clause for canceling an installation appointment...

Posted by Teresa at June 23, 2006 07:35 PM

I work with contractors on a daily basis. At least they did call. I have been working to get a building finshed and would have things scheduled, sometimes having people traveling 2-5 hours from Iowa to be there after they are done. The subs don't call, and don't show. The worst was trying to get the fire sprinklers finished. The sub had 4 hours of work to do. Supposed to be on site Monday morning. 9:30, no sub. Make phone call, leave voice mail. Do the same again at 1/2 hour intervals the rest of the day. Sub shows up WEDNESDAY. Says they had emergency service to do. Arseholes could have just told me that. I would have understood.

Posted by Petey at June 24, 2006 09:37 PM

This was probably one of the few times in your life when you WEREN'T being an asshole :-D

Posted by Harvey at June 26, 2006 12:29 PM

You tell them Silent Bob!!! After all your a big name superstar and they are working for you!!

Posted by Red at June 27, 2006 09:24 AM