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Jackmartin Member Posts: 196
edited April 2020 in THE MAIN WALL
Well, given we are in the middle of this lousy virus crap I think I have run across a truly Canadian way to practice social distancing. My wife is in the medical profession and she genuinely enjoys other people, me nope. She tells me a nurse she works with was having trouble with their furnace and I was going to repair it. I don’t like residential work at the best of times, as I am not a social person that’s why I like the trade, machines never talk back. Well, since we are entering our 45 year of martial bliss ,I learned long ago the term” yes dear” makes for a much smoother life. I wander over after I replaced a 51 and the boiler room I was working in was really clean ,about forty years ago ,the last time they cleaned up. So, when I finally got to the nurses place I was a little on the soiled side aka filthy. I ring the door bell and from somewhere in the house I hear “come in the furnace is in the basement“ , surprise I thought they would have it in the living room? No big deal, dirty flame rod nothing a little Scotch bride couldn’t handle, everything is good to go . I go up stairs and I am greeted by this quite pretty young lady holding a hockey stick. I mentioned I had a stick and some pucks in the truck just in case she felt like some exercise, that wasn’t the reason for the stick. She tells me to place my invoice folded on the stick and don’t come any closer. Okay, she takes the invoice off the stick with rubber gloves looks at it gets out her credit card tells me the number and Ccv and to make sure I wash my hands and please leave. I am very grateful for all the medical people are doing for us ,they are really brave, but a hockey stick? Ah well, only in Canada. Stay well and Be Blessed Jack



    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,844

    Did she have a mask on??
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,010


    Did she have a mask on??

    And if so, which type?

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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,924
    Steamhead said:


    Did she have a mask on??

    And if so, which type?


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  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,967
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,661
    Well... it does seem to be bringing out some of the more "interesting" aspects of people's characters... both good and bad. Fascinating to watch.
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  • PerryHolzman
    PerryHolzman Member Posts: 234
    A lot of modern homes use "electric sweepers" instead of brooms... So perhaps that's the least intimidating thing she had.

    I have no idea what things she owned. I can easily see where the other possible option would be to ask you to place your invoice on the pointy end of a rifle...

    Keep your perspective please... ;)

  • unclejohn
    unclejohn Member Posts: 1,833
    Are you sure she was worried about the virus or your dirty clothes?