Sorry, I have to come back to add a patron to the list of candidates. Now, I grant you this woman is well into her eighties (Iknow this because she tells me every time she calls in to chat and chat and chat) and may have a different perspective, but I really struggled with our phone conversation.
She needed all the ropes in her windows to be restrung and needed the trims and panels to be painted. She called a local handyman service and told me (in shocked tones) that they wanted three hundred dollars! I said "Wow, that is so reasonable!"
No, it wasn't. She wanted me to get her the number of the city carpenters union so she could ask them to come over on their off hours and fix the problems for her. For free. Because she pays taxes.
This reminds me of one of my co-workers at my PT job, and one of her customers.
I work in a nice women’s store. Said CW used to own an independent women’s clothing store, and the customer in question was one of her customers there. I’ll call CW Jane and customer Susan. Susan now comes to our store, and Jane helps her “shop” However, Jane is the type who tends to get overly involved (not really in a bad way) with trying to help her customers, whether it be find clothes, or anything else. Jane will talk forever, and if someone says well, I need this or that, or am looking for this or that, she will always have suggestions.
So I guess Susan needs someone to help look after her mother, who lives in Queens (we are in NJ). So from what I understand, in conversation with Jane, this came out. Knowing Jane, and how she is, I’m sure she made a couple of suggestions, but now Susan wants her to call and try and find someone to go help with her mom! And Jane is trying to oblige! Its one thing to say “well, did you try this or that?” but quite another to actually research and make calls on Susan’s behalf!!!
No way I'd do that. Nope. sorry.