Okay. Now I’m annoyed.

See, this is (only about reason #56,724,968 for) why I became a hermit. You just can’t depend on people.

See this?


This shouldn’t be here. This should be parked with a gunsmith in the big town about 50 miles away. The one with office hours tues-fri 10-3:30. The one I gave up an entire morning to go see, bumming a ride with S&L, so he could clean out the yoke screw channel on my beloved S&W. The one I spoke to last week to confirm his hours.

The one who decided to take today off.

And now I’m back. And so is my broken pistol.

I don’t normally hate humanity. Not hate, exactly. But MAN it can be hard to get people to do their frickin’ jobs around here…

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9 Responses to Okay. Now I’m annoyed.

  1. Robert says:

    Deep, calming breaths, Joel. It helps steady your aim. 🙂 Good luck with Mr. Gunsmith.

    That voice on the phone or that email or that sign at the shop entrance is an effin’ contract with prospective customers. Don’t expect much sympathy for Undependable Vendor from this pissed-off customer.

    OT: as for expecting adult, reliable behavior from my mostly-under-30 coworkers… color me resigned. WHY can’t they see the correlation ‘twixt showing up and getting paid or being a useless leech?

  2. Joel says:

    As I used to try and tell my young co-workers, “95% of everything is showing up.”

  3. PaulB says:

    Yes. But the guy has been setting there waiting for a customer for months. Never know what there malfunction might be. Still I can understand steam when what you have been expecting fails to pass. With any luck the guy will have what is needed to fix your pistol and you will get it done in one trip.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sorry Joel!

  5. Ritchie says:

    Gunsmith Standard Time

  6. Mark Matis says:

    When one is self-employed, the rules can be somewhat different.
    Especially if one is good at one does, and does not have expensive tastes.

  7. Mike says:

    This isn’t only an issue down south. It’s an issue I’ve had with gunsmiths up here north of the border too. Between the attitude I’ve gotten in the past when asking questions to not being there when they say they will and then taking several months (yes months) before admitting the job is beyond their skill set, they drive me nuts. For me, it’s gotten to the point where I have several long guns in need of service and they sit in my gun safe because dealing with gunsmiths is too much of a pain in the ass.

  8. Mike says:

    I understand these folks are self-employed, but if you want to make money, you shouldn’t piss off the people who are paying you.

  9. Tev Bee says:

    Light source, Dental pick, oil, magnifying glass or multiple pairs of reading
    Glasses. Remove side plate of revolver. Carefully
    Chase out the broken threads. Order the part,
    Which is reasonably cheap and available as it was / is
    Used in many models.

To the stake with the heretic!