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Created On: 17 April 2013 06:44 PM
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 17 April 2013 06:44 PM
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BrucieBonus

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Had a few bad weeks recently - hit the upstairs flat's mains water pipe when fitting a new bathroom pullcord - the pipe was notched UNDER the joists.... and then some nice person wacked my car in the car park and never left a note .. £150 to sort out

BUT then this afternoon's job made it all worthwhile.

A chap had called me saying I was his last hope (no pressure) he'd had no bathroom lights for a year and numerous electricians had failed to sort out the problems. Light currently being provided by a standard lamp on an extension lead. EEK

Anyway, the problems were not that mind boggling and got them all back on again after a few hours.

"OMG" shrieks customer, running into bathroom, waving arms and doing a very good Kenny Everett impersonation " You ARE the High Priestess of Electrics! I'm SOOOOO emotional, I have to hug you Donna!"

I leaned in and took it like a (wo)man
 17 April 2013 07:52 PM
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Well done, nice to hear of good things once in a while!

Hope you charged accordingly to your title!
 17 April 2013 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by: BrucieBonus
" You ARE the High Priestess of Electrics! I'm SOOOOO emotional, I have to hug you Donna!"

Blessed be the problem solvers.
 18 April 2013 12:03 PM
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I can't help it....I NEED to know what the problem(s) was that others of a lesser being could not solve!

(PS well done on having a good day - find they can be few and far between this weather)
 18 April 2013 01:04 PM
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BrucieBonus

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Shall I tell??? OK then - its rather embarrassingly simple..

I think the main problem was that the 4 dimmers were not 'standard' (some Italian make) and with successive electricians working on them the wiring had become completely mixed up. Once I'd by passed these and worked out what circuits were on what dimmer, it was a case of changing half a dozen transformers, checking and changing lamps and wiring the dimmers correctly. The customer had imported (at vast expense) spare dimmers as he'd been told by the other sparks that his were kaput. Turns out they were fine once connected correctly....

I seriously cannot believe that anyone with half a brain cell and logical working approach could not have sorted it... but there we are

Back later in the month to sort out some other stuff for him - bracing myself for more hugs!
 18 April 2013 01:54 PM
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Well done Bruce, brucie, Brucie darling or whatever, its great to solve problems and get things up and running.

Now, are you a man or a woman ? or do we have to continue to live in the twilight world of ambiguity?

Legh

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 18 April 2013 03:09 PM
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Legh, Brucie and I met for a pizza last year. HP Brucie is a petite, well-dressed, well-spoken and intelligent lady.

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 18 April 2013 03:10 PM
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I did have a customer who, once I solved a few problems for her, refereed to me as her "magician" rather than "Electrician" a few times, no hugs though

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 18 April 2013 03:22 PM
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Zs - ha, ha not quite so sure about the laydee bit! Must do another pizza though....

But, yes I'm of the female persuasion. The Brucie bit is in memory of my old cat... not that I'm a mad cat lady or anything
 18 April 2013 03:30 PM
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Originally posted by: Legh

Well done Bruce, brucie, Brucie darling or whatever, its great to solve problems and get things up and running.



Now, are you a man or a woman ? or do we have to continue to live in the twilight world of ambiguity?



Legh


Dont know about you Legh but i dont know many blokes called Donna.
Its in the OP

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 18 April 2013 03:43 PM
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I suppose the name Brucie should have been a clue to your gender.

Silly us not to realise.


"Hello Mrs Yeti - Monster"
"Hello"
"You`ve got a VERY UNUSUAL name have`nt you Mrs Yeti - Monster!"
"Yes - it`s Simon"
"Pardon"
"My name is Simon Yeti - Monster that`s unusual"
LOL

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 18 April 2013 04:22 PM
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I suppose the name Brucie should have been a clue to your gender.


that and "Priestess" in the thread title Ebee !!

OMS

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 18 April 2013 04:25 PM
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Mrs Yeti - Monster

I thought it was Mrs Yeti Goose-Creature who was called Simon.
- Andy.
 18 April 2013 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by: dg66

Originally posted by: Legh

Well done Bruce, brucie, Brucie darling or whatever, its great to solve problems and get things up and running.

Now, are you a man or a woman ? or do we have to continue to live in the twilight world of ambiguity?

Legh


Dont know about you Legh but i dont know many blokes called Donna.

Its in the OP


You never know these days - the Donnas i know are the ones you pick up after 11pm by the roadside

Legh

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 18 April 2013 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by: AJJewsbury

Mrs Yeti - Monster


I thought it was Mrs Yeti Goose-Creature who was called Simon.

- Andy.
you might be right Andy

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 19 April 2013 11:40 AM
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What's the opposite of HP?

Unexpectedly at home with a flea in my ear.

My client for today was supposed to be an elderly blind gentleman. To change a dirty kitchen extract fan and put an additional light in the bathroom. Not the cleanest place I have ever been but we do what we do. The first time I met him he was in his underpants and T shirt. Quite a forceful and dictatorial character.

This morning I was squarely reprimanded on the doorstep for sending an estimate and not a quote and a method statement demanded with some finger jabbing. I think he's been on google or whatever you do when you are blind. I was issued with the flea. Underpants and vest today.

I'm actually quite upset by the whole shabang. 80 quids worth of kit in the van too.

So Brucie, you see how the universe balances everything?

It's on the house HP.

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 19 April 2013 11:45 AM
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I've been doing a lot survey work in old peoples homes, vest and pants seems to be the standard attire for greeting visitors regardless of level of visual impairment

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 19 April 2013 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by: amandalewin

I've been doing a lot survey work in old peoples homes, vest and pants seems to be the standard attire for greeting visitors regardless of level of visual impairment


I'll give you a tip - never, ever accept anything that looks like it could be a Malteser - vests and underpants will be the least of your problems in these environments, trust me.

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 19 April 2013 11:53 AM
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BrucieBonus

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Put me right off me sarnie that has.....
 19 April 2013 11:53 AM
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What's the opposite of HP?


sacrificial virgin ?

Or was only me that read books like that in my youth

regards

OMS

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