Monday, April 11, 2016
Promises to Keep
Animals will always be faithful!
Stories, white lies, promises not kept, not your best times in life, but we have all encountered them. One of our Blogger friends is in a new-to-them house and having work done, she is running into the, ‘I will be there, and never show up’ thing.
A friend of mine owned an Auto Parts Store. I noticed several men bringing parts back, saying, "Bobby, this is not the right part you sold me."
Bobby would go to his parts book, then say something like, "Oh man I am sorry, that sucker calls for two different parts, here let me get the right one." He would go in the back and get the right part.
This happened 'many' times. One day Bob admitted to me he gave the wrong part to the guy, because he did not have the right part in stock. Then immediately ordered the right part to have it when the man came back.
I told him that had happened to me and it hurt.
I know Jack, but if I had said I don't have it, he would have went to NAPA and I would have lost the sale. .... Now I understood the logic, but I have been in the shoes of his customers before. I lost a lot of respect for Bobby.
I had a house on a deadline, the drywall was hung. My mudder (drywall finisher) William Pressley called, "I have a problem I cannot start this morning."
"William, you know I need that done, this will throw the painters and carpet layers off."
He said he understood, but this was important and could not be helped.
Some things are really annoying!
I rescheduled everything checked on some jobs and was back in my office. I looked outside that afternoon and there was William's truck with a bass boat behind. He came in, "I know I lied to you Mr. Darnell, but you have got to come out and see this Bass."
I am shaking my head, it was a beauty, looked to be about 19 lbs. He said, "When I looked out this morning, something told me this dude was laying in the waters of the Catawba just waiting on me. But honestly I feel bad about lying to you!"
William is still a good friend. He continued to be my favorite subcontractor. Most folk would not tell you they lied LOL.
Come on with me I want to show you this car.
Ain't that 1956 Ford the Cat's meow!