OT: Handyman rant
I just have to vent here! OMG - we are in the process of selling our house, and my REA suggested a handyman to come and fix a couple of things that were on our inspection report like some outlets and window locks. The guy is here right now and I am soooo irritated with him!!
He knows the house is on the market, we had one showing this morning and have another this afternoon and another tomorrow morning. Even though there is a big sign at the door that says "Please remove your shoes" he's been clomping around all day with his big clunky shoes all over my HW floors going in and out of the rain several times (can't you just bring all your tools inside at once?) leaving big wet spots everywhere. Even when I hinted around and ran and got towels and put them all over in his path, he STILL didn't get the hint and WALKED AROUND the towels. Argh!!! Now I'm going to have to dash around when he leaves and try to mop the floors before the showing.
He electrocuted himself when trying to undo an outlet because he didn't turn off the breaker/electric first and then couldn't figure out why he got shocked... Now he's standing in my kitchen eating his lunch over the counter and dropping crumbs and touching my cabinets with his greasy french fry fingers! I can hear him in there smacking his lips, while working on my window.
He's nice, but I'm just about ready to say GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!!! The house has to be pristine for showings, and I just spent $120 on a cleaning service yesterday. And he used to be a realtor he says, and he still doesn't get it! Argh!!!
I know it could be worse. I guess I'm just being extra anal right now. Please someone feel my pain so that I don't strangle him.