When I moved into my new home two years ago, I made sure that I called all of my plumbers near me to make sure they were on their way. I didn’t think about how long it would take them to come, or if they even came at all. I figured that they were going to get to me any day, given that they lived in the same area as I did. Of course, two months later, I had to call one of these plumbers again. This time, the plumber was out of town, and I ended up having to hire a new company.
I should have looked into this more closely, but since everything else in the house was working fine, I kind of forgot about the plumbers near me. But then I was complaining about a leaking faucet one morning while I was cooking, and I noticed that there was a bunch of people gathered around the sink. Some were laughing, while others were looking at me in surprise. I turned to one of the people standing next to me and asked, “Are you from plumbers near me?” She looked at me blankly for a moment, then said, “No, I’m from Denver.” That got my attention, because she was sitting next to me, and I quickly looked around to see why she was so surprised.
Sure enough, when I got home from work that day, there were at least five plumbers near me. They were all gathered around my sink in a circle. I didn’t even recognize most of them. I recognized the guy standing next to me from when we did the project two months ago. He was the plumber who fixed the original pipe that backed up to the basement leak, so it took him a while to get all the mess out of the way.
Anyway, he was standing next to me while he tended to the pipe with a rag. When he was done, he handed me the rag, and without saying a word, he jumped into the middle of the circle, grabbed a handful of the dirt and disappeared into the darkness. I didn’t see him for a few minutes, and when I did it was obvious that the dirt wasn’t going back out of the pipe anytime soon. I thanked him and went on with my day.
A few hours later, I was reading in the paper when I suddenly remembered the plumbers near me. Maybe they knew something I didn’t. Or maybe they didn’t. Either way, I appreciated their help.
Maybe one of these plumbers knew something that I didn’t. Or maybe they saw something that I missed. Either way, their help was appreciated. I will never be too sure, but it sure made my life a little easier today. Plumbers near me just happen to be around the corner when I need them.