|OK, so Im on my way to a customer home for a washing machine where the schedule was open all day...get a phone call from a fellow with an Bangladesh accent. He says his GE fridge stopped cooling properly and he answers the "Is there ice on rear of freezer" question correctly pointing to a defrost failure. Knowing that I have the heater on the truck and also that I am about 5 minutes from this new call, I divert on over to this guy. I arrive in those 5 minutes and begin defrosting his fridge. He gets his 9 year old son to "help" me hold the hair dryer (i instruct the child what to do) so he can take me on a wonderful tour of all the problems in his house. He shows me where he wants to install an electric dryer in the basement and he asks how much to replace the 110V outlet to a 220V, cant be much, you just need to replace the outlet, he sez. I tell him, no, it aint that easy...then around the corner he goes to the extra fridge in the garage..unplugged, not sure whats wrong...how much to fix...i tell him I need to plug in and test...no plug nearby...I return upstairs, the ice mostly gone now. I install the new defrost heater. I am wrapping up now and he finally asks me "how much" I reply 150 (very reasonable in the Washington DC area, no?) Immediately both he AND his wife go crazy! "Why didnt you tell me it was that much???!!! we can buy a new one for $300!!!! This being the first time I have had such a violent reaction to my reasonable prices, I decide to try to make SOMETHING on this call, I said "give me $100 and let me get out of here". He screamed I give you $5 ONLY! I started removing the heater as he shouted at me to get out of his house as I know that I had better leave as now I am not an invited legal guest of his house and can be charged with trespassing (I watch too much Judge Judy) I left with the screws to the heater and the freezer wall and my heater. WOW! How about that show up 5 minutes after the phone call, with correct part for only $150?? Bastard.
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