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Just a carpet cleaner get me out of here

Posted by MICHAEL_GAYTON (MICHAEL_GAYTON), 16 February 2004
Called out today to do a quote, if she was happy, to go ahead with the job.Just getting used to the high end of the market and love it, clean carpets, no haggling.So this one sent me back to earth faster than a comet. Old lady living in a three bedroom house wanted the lounge/hall /stairs/landing /two bedrooms cleaned. 5 adults and 8 kids running around, blackcurrent stains,food ,toys,boxes on top of boxes, no room to swing a mouse, forget a cat.Up stairs there where two double beds in both rooms, hardly any carpet visable, clothes hanging on open wardrobe doors etc etc .I gave her  a  price, "You are too expensive!" she said.
 "ok" i said. I started to go, but she stoped me and said to go ahead.Well i did the job, she paid me ,then asked if  i believed in God, i said "Yes" ,"What about the Devil?" she asked. I said "No" ,that was it ,I recieved a sermon on the bible, and she told me that she would pray for me!
                           GET ME OUT OF HERE!!
Posted by Dynafoam (Dynafoam), 16 February 2004

They can pray for me as much as they like -as long as they Pay me  Grin


Posted by Derek (Derek Bolton), 17 February 2004
Hi Michael

I had a similar experiece last year but the lecture/discussion was on 'spirits' and I don't mean the liquid variety...

Remind me to tell you of the 'cold' room and the 'disappearing' dog sometime!!! Huh

Posted by squeaky (squeaky), 17 February 2004
Go on then Derek dooo tell, Shocked Shocked

Posted by MICHAEL_GAYTON (MICHAEL_GAYTON), 17 February 2004
Yes Derek lets hear it!!!!!!
Posted by Derek (Derek Bolton), 17 February 2004
Come on guys...

You really don't want me to tell you a frightening story that will stop you going to sleep at nights... Do youHuh

Carpet Cleaners are such sensitive individuals I really wouldn't want that on my conscience Wink Grin  I couldn't forgive myself Grin

Posted by MICHAEL_GAYTON (MICHAEL_GAYTON), 17 February 2004
Your not the Derek from Most Haunted! Cheesy
AKA carpet cleaner in the week this is just a front, your a ghost buster
Posted by Shaun_Ashmore (Shaun_Ashmore), 17 February 2004
Hope the job total was worth it

Posted by mike_halliday (mike_halliday), 17 February 2004
I had the opposite problem, i employed a man who told me he was a born again christian ( I thought great, he'll be trustworthy, 'thou shall not steal' and all that)

but when ever i left him with the customer he'd whip out a little bible he always carried in his back pocket and start preaching to the customer!!  the final straw was when he told a customer he was collecting for an harvest festival and could he take some fruit out of the fruitbowl Shocked Shocked


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