The cause of my bad mood was a tradie I had to deal with recently, who was inexplicably unpunctual, unreliable and did an absolute amateur job.
Don't get me wrong. I like this country.
There are many nice, genuine people with sympathetic ears who even listen to my whinges...oh I don't know what to do without them!
Well, it wasn't bad enough to call 'a complete disaster' (well, it was when compared to Japanese standard), but the thing is, he had a real attitude - disrespectful and dishonest.
It's not just the quality of his job I was upset about, but for him being so bloody unreliable.
It's not uncommon - to even hear stories of misdiagnosis by doctors, which means it's not just tradies who do unprofessional jobs.
When you go through this kind of nightmares several times in a row, you'd get so fed up and pissed off that you'd feel like smashing something against the wall but that wouldn't help you achieve anything.
When I furiously explained about it at work, everyone knew exactly what I was talking about - because many of them had the same or similar experiences.
Even other people who we talked to said that all tradies are the same and that they are just a bunch of scammers.
Are they telling me that I shoudn't trust ANY tradesmen? - then what can I do?
I know - just because some of them do shitty jobs and charge top bucks doesn't mean there aren't any good ones.
Unfortunately, everything is hit-and-miss and, when it comes to tradies there are more misses than hits, and what makes matters worse is that you can never tell if the guy is just a smooth-talking scammer until the damage is already done - especially when you're an average person with no knowledge on the trade whatsoever.
It was a pricey lesson for me - but I have no idea if I can deal with them any better than this time in the future.
I can only hope the next time will be a hit.
Well - at least I have a good thing to write today.
I caught up with my friend yesterday and enjoyed talking about old times.
We met in
You know how it's like - we have so many stories to share.
I was so pleased and excited to see her again and I ended up staying far longer than I should've - but it perked me up, helped me moving on from the grudge I had against that guy and I am so grateful for her being my friend.
I promiss that I will do something more productive tomorrow.