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Deck the Halls #18773
12/14/02 07:53 AM
12/14/02 07:53 AM
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Fullerton, CA USA
Warranty service call at a nearly new auto dealership. "None of our lot lights or signage came on last night" (About 150-1000 watt metal halides, filthy cuss words omitted).
OK, 60 miles each way.
Get there to a very unwelcoming atmosphere. ("You guys did a #@*%!^ job")
Find Christmas lights everywhere...including within an inch or so of the lighting control's photocell.
Sorry, buddy, not a warranty issue.
2-1/2 hrs drivetime...$175.00
1/2 hr worktime...$35.00
The look on the Service Manager's face...Priceless [Linked Image]...S

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Re: Deck the Halls #18774
12/14/02 09:28 AM
12/14/02 09:28 AM
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sparky  Online Content
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ho %#@ ho.....

Re: Deck the Halls #18775
12/14/02 11:45 AM
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
I sure hope these guys changed their tune (and their attitude toward you) after that one!

Think they'll remember where NOT to put the fairy lights next year? [Linked Image]

Re: Deck the Halls #18776
12/17/02 09:29 PM
12/17/02 09:29 PM
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Anaheim, CA. USA
LOL!!!

Can hear the "Dohhhh!!!" from the Manager right now! [Linked Image]

Scott s.e.t.


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Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!
Re: Deck the Halls #18777
12/17/02 09:53 PM
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Electric Eagle  Offline
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Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
Don't you love the way people ASSume the problem is because WE screwed up. Just today I went to a house we had done a bunch of work. The circuit breaker would trip when you flipped a light switch in the hall. The customer noticed that the fan we installed was on when it would trip. I get there and make sure the fan was off, flip the switch and it trips, I take offthe fixture that was connected to the switch(we did not install either), there was a dead short between the hot and ground. That'll be $85 please.

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