Monday, September 21, 2009

Not My Monkey


The Weebles recently had a new roof put on their house. I had recommended the company that remodeled our bathroom. The Roofer met with them, and they picked the color shingles they wanted. Fox Run Grey. A light grey.


The Roofer had called and left a message on my voicemail.


"Please call me right away. I have some very bad news." His voice was filled with dread.


I though the roofing crew must have found a weeble dead on the floor. With nervous fingers I dialed the Roofer's number and tried to keep my voice calm as I asked him what had happened.


"The crew was 3/4 of the way finished, when your dad noticed the color of the shingles are charcoal grey and not the light grey they ordered."


I almost laughed out of relief.


The Roofer apologized for his mistake. No one bothered to double check the product shipped was the product ordered.


On one hand no one ever died because the roof was charcoal grey. Afterall, the quality of the shingles or the workmanship was not the issue. The roof would keep the Weebles warm and dry. On the other hand, the roof was "not white." (This is a reference to the issues we had when ordering the white tiles for our bathroom. The only difference is we discovered the problem before the not white tiles were adhered to the walls.)


I think the Roofer was hoping I would make the decision to resolve the problem. The Weebles want a light grey roof. I'm happy the decision is not my monkey.

4 comments:

Nutterone said...

He obviously was hoping you'd save him. Course, it doesn't say much about him to miss something so obvious... Fun for you. Sit back and enjoy.

Bev said...

Hey! Ma likes a deal doesn't she?! maybe Mr. Roofer will cut her a deal.

Sue Simpson aka - The Purple Pixie said...

Ho Ho Ho CJ....guess who got an Award? http://the-creative-spirit.blogspot.com/2009/10/honest-blogger-award-because-shift.html

:o)
Sue xxx

Bev said...

So, what colour is their roof?