do you ever feel like you've been taken for a ride when a service person comes to fix something that is broken in your house? be it a freezer that's not freezing, or a dryer that's not drying, or a washing machine that's leaking water, or an oven that stops baking in the middle of preparing dinner. well, these are all things that we have had to deal with in our 7 years of living in our home! let me tell you, we have an issue with almost every appliance that we have either purchased or that came with our home! don't even get me started!
luckily, my strapping, man of a husband can fix just about anything and he usually does, saving us a bunch of money! and i'm all about saving money! but sometimes, like today, when the husband is busy studying and doesn't have a minute of extra time,while our food is going bad in a non-cooling refrigerator/freezer, you've just got to bite the bullet. so, bite the bullet is what we did.
but, oh my goodness, can you say "total rip-off"?! sure, the guy came and he fixed our refrigerator, for which i am VERY grateful, but at what cost?
he was here for a total of 15 minutes, and i am not exaggerating! about 5 of that was taken up by him using our bathroom because he had "too many cups of coffee this morning", after which he did not wash his hands (don't even get me started on that one, either!), and writing up the overpriced receipt! that leaves 10 minutes of actual labor, which, come on, he pulled the fridge out from the wall, unscrewed about 7 screws, removed the cardboard backing, clipped the bad part out and replaced it with the new working part, replaced the cardboard backing, and replaced the 7 screws. how hard is that?!
the part came to a whooping $58.50, which i'm okay with. what i'm not okay with was the $50 he charged for the 10 minutes, if it was even that much, for labor, on top of the $62.50 for the service call!
i was taken for a ride this morning! and it wasn't a fun ride!