Now they've forced me (the cat) to spend tomorrow banging out reports saying what they've done and then send it to the municipalities. These spaces are *painted*. The users, in one case, can look forward to prolonged mess and bother as the mice are forced back to make good. The contractors can look forward to lost money and time.
Even worse, one of them, who's ignored the drawings when work was easy and the implications visible, is tomorrow going to ask me to trust that he's done the invisible and difficult things correctly, since they're covered in paint. Problem is that some structural work that should be apparent from outside is missing....Does it still say "idiot" on my forehead? I thought I rubbed that clean.
Last time this happened to me, a few investigatory holes indicated the most blatant attempt to pull a 'fast one', triggered a series of return visits, deficiency lists and incremental compliance, until they finally and grudgingly complied on all points. It went on for months.
I basically would like to like builders, and have a lot of respect for people who make things, so I really resent it when they try to make me out to be 'the bad guy.' The only redeeming moment today was when I found a lovely set of arts-and-crafts-inspired bed linens for sale at one of the sites....one of the sales people told me to come back in a month during the 'family and friends' sale and I could be her 'friend' and save $150 on them... : )
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