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Chocolate As Payment

--by gardengal10, posted Mar 16, 2023
The past few weeks have been a challenge. In our household, we dubbed them: What-can-go-wrong-with-which-mechanical-this-week? This past week, one of the failures was our hot water heater. One's hot water heater should not decide to stop working in the middle of winter. The appliance was still under warranty. There would be no charge for the part, but because it was under warranty, the part had to be ordered from the factory (not local) and shipped to our home. Needless to say, until the part arrived, we were without hot water. When it finally arrived, I called our plumber for repair. After some back and forth, he agreed to do the fix that day. We were very fortunate that there was no charge for a total of about 4 hours work between 2 days (diagnosis and the fix). I had enough time to to run to the corner store to purchase 2 huge bags of miniature chocolate bars for the worker to take back to the shop and to share with the staff. The plumber was delighted and promised that he actually would take the goodies back to the shop. I've come to the conclusion that chocolate, in any form, is a magic elixir. :)
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unknown wrote: πŸ˜πŸ«πŸ’—
pluto178 wrote: Lol it certainly is x
Mish wrote: So glad you now have hot water & that was so sweet of you to do πŸ‘ŒπŸ»β€οΈ Can’t go wrong with chocolate πŸ«πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
Helenconnell2 wrote: I'm so glad you have hot water again!
petroskryf wrote: Glad they could help you and thank you for your kindness in return.
mindyjourney wrote: What a sweet way to share your appreciation! 🍫 😊
Rajni wrote: It is understood that the labor was free to fix your heater, Your compassionate heart did the right thing, melting the heart of plumber with chocolates.
TheHuman wrote: Fantastic πŸ™‚
cabbage wrote: How sweet of you to gift them the treats! It seems like the season for hot water heaters---we just had to replace ours as well! The plumbers were so helpful and kind in doing the job so quickly and efficiently. I was nervous since we were going to have houseguest staying at our place the next day, but thankfully hot water was restored in time. Blessings to all those who work in the trades to keep our homes running rain or shine!

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