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Jackmartin Member Posts: 196
We ( my youngest son and yours truly) have just finished one of the most distasteful jobs of my very long career and his very short time in the trade. We were asked to repipe the return lines for the radiation in a basement apartment in an 105 year old apartment house. The tenants are two young metis kids and they are nice young men: but,they are young men! Handsome youngsters, and I threw this in as an explanatory statement ,it will make sense in a moment. This job by itself should qualify for what old fitters get when they die and go to hell ,it was that bad. Soooo, we are working away and we had to do the job from 2:00 pm onwards because these youngsters do not get up until 1:30, way to late for a guy who gets up every morning at 5:30 am. I am in the kitchen(if you can call it that) and in the door comes the older lad and immediately behind him a cute little Indian girl, in my old nievity ,I thought they were going to play video games, Wrong! She runs ,I mean runs ,to this kids bedroom with him in hot pursuit and even I realized video games were not on the agenda. My son says Dad “ What now” I said get your tools we are going home. I service some of the less salubrious hotels and when we were on our way home I realized this girl was not a stranger,she is a working girl, this young fool is willing to risk some disease he wil never get over ,to assuage his hormones. I chalk it up to experience and we go back on Monday. It is 2:00 pm in the afternoon and I knock on the door ,the older kid comes to the door in his boxers and ( he is always polite) says come on in. We tell him we have to work in his bedroom and he tells us sure. He opens the door and ,you guessed it, this naked girl( different girl) is pulling a tee shirt on. She then proceeds to walk down to his brothers room with him in tow,( bare assed naked) enters his brothers room where he is playing video games , and closes the door. We think (stupid us ) his brother would be out of the room like a scalded cat —— nope, at this point in time we figure to hell with it ,close the door and start piping. Finally, after about an hour and a half she flounces out , clothed this time, tells whoever what a great time she had and leaves,. Yep, some days.This went on for two weeks, because half the time we got to the job and left because it was too embarrassing to continue on. What was at the outside, a three day job, turned into a stomach turning two weeks. Now they have asked us to do more work in this apartment and I tried to tell the young lady that coordinates the work, we will not go back unless they are absent. I guess the first time I did not make myself understood, because I tried to be as polite as possible. She has asked us again when we can do the renovations for this space and I had to tell her, we are HVAC guys not Dr. Phil ,and we will not go back until these youngsters are gone for the length of the job, I sincerely want to get this job finished, the ick factor is much to high for my liking, besides I am tired by 8:30 pm,the time between 5:30 am and 8:00 pm is a long time. So ,I hope this story has at the very least, made you smile, we can all do with more humour in what I think we will all agree,is a serious business. All the best and a Happy Fourth of July. Jack Canada


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  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,644
    At least she didn't make a pass at you or your son! There is a world of difference between that and decades of marriage. Marriage, by design, is much more fulfilling.
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,459
    There are some places where this kind of thing is legal. If this is not one of them, it is your duty to notify the management. Depending on how local law is written, the owners and managers could get in trouble too if these kids are caught.
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    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 14,534
    Would have packed up and walked the first day
  • Makes for a good story. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW, I would have stayed. It's part of life, no?
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  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
    edited July 2018
    Any video...... ?

    Just kidding o:)
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  • Jackmartin
    Jackmartin Member Posts: 196
    The boots didn’t stick but we sure had a nasty surprise when we cleaned up after ourselves. Yuck!!!!
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,162
    To be fair, you don't know they were being paid, that's an assumption. No? Maybe they just have no decorum.

    Second, don't get up until 1:30? When I lived in an apartment complex I worked nights most of the time. Usually 6pm to 4 - 6 am. However when they needed to do work in my apartment I made sure I was up. It sucked, but sometimes you need to do things in life that suck so things can get done.

    There were days I got very little sleep but I survived. Especially at a young age.

    That's all I can add.
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