How Do I Get Out Of This One?
Mum has a gardener coming on Monday to do some of the heavy ground work in her back garden. When he first came round he seemed quite uninterested and kept telling us how if we were going to get several quotes then to give it to somebody else because he “doesn’t work like that”. The second time he came he was flirting wildly with me (and I mean WILDLY), and I felt quite uncomfortable. Everything he said had some kind of innuendo attached to it. I told Mum at that point that I wasn’t comfortable with him but she insisted he was ok and was just having a laugh so I went ahead and hired him.
Last week Mum announced that she’d been thinking about it and she didn’t like the idea of being alone with him (I can only get there afternoons) and could I find somebody else? I managed to find two who were interested but they’re not coming round to have a look and give us quotes until Wednesday and Thursday evenings, which means that I’d have to tell the original guy on Friday that the job’s off. That just feels like it’s leaving it too late to me.
The guy we’ve hired told me he’d call to let me know where to get the turf from after looking into the latest prices and quality etc but I’ve not heard anything from him. I’m also supposed to order topsoil, gravel and a lawn stripper this week, ready for when he starts but I can’t unless I know that’s actually what we’re going to need (if Mum decides to go with one of the new guys, they may not be able to start next Monday).
I’m really frustrated over this now. I really don’t want to have to phone this guy on Friday and find some excuse as to why he can’t start on Monday when it’s been left this late, but I also don’t want to start ordering stuff if it’s going to be stuck on Mum’s front lawn for a few weeks (there’s already a skip and one tonne bag of soil on the drive so no more room there). I should really phone him to find out about the turf (even though he said he’d contact me) but I don’t want to do that either if we’re not going to use him.
If only Mum had agreed with me in the first place instead of changing her mind at the 11th hour.
- 22 Jun, 2010
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