I was telling a colleague yesterday about the oddest coincidence. You see, I have lots of friends who have had experience with contractors. Maybe they needed their roof fixed, or their kitchen redone. I also have some other friends who are contractors, who have had various experiences with clients.
As you probably know, before a contractor starts to work, a contract is written up. It says exactly what work will be done, with an estimate of how much it will cost. Just so there will be no surprises.
Yet it happens that every person I know who has worked with a contractor has horror stories to tell. The contractor didn’t actually do the work, or did the wrong work, or ended up needing to fix something that shouldn’t have needed fixing, and everything ended up costing vastly more than the estimate.
It also happens that every person I know who has worked as a contractor has their own horror stories to tell. The customer changed their minds in the middle, or complained about some phantom problem with the work, or refused to pay what they had agreed to pay.
So here is the amazing coincidence: Every person I know who has worked with a contractor turns out to be an honest person who was taken in by an unscrupulous contractor. Yet every person I know who is a contractor turns out to be an honest person who was taken in by an unscrupulous customer.
I ask you, what are the odds?