Tuesday, June 14, 2016
OK, that's a good excuse!
I was set back on my heels a bit this morning at a local car repair shop. I'd been in there on Monday last week to arrange to have them look at some electrical problems on my pickup. They'd promised to call me on Thursday or Friday last week to set an appointment, but didn't do so.
I found the owner outside, and asked him, "What's up? Why no phone call?"
"Waal, one o' my mechanics cut his foot off last Thursday with a brush hawg. We been busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kickin' contest coverin' his work as well as our own!"
Er . . . yeah . . . that's a pretty darn good excuse! I promised to be patient until he could slot me into his suddenly over-full schedule.
(The mechanic's going to be OK. He's had surgery to straighten up the stump, and will be fitted for a prosthetic foot soon. Needless to say, everyone's already calling him 'Stumpy'!)