I probably should have rescheduled when they told me I was next in line and then didn't call for three hours. I was already in bed, but hell...let's just get this done. So the the plumber shows up at two, takes a look around, quotes a price --a price lower than those other guys wanted to charge me for cleaning my swamp cooler-- and then gets to work.
Two hours later, I'm paying him. Four hours later, I'm supposed to get up and go to work.
But as it turned out, I slept through my alarm, woke up two hours late. Everyone thinks I'm dead. Just dead asleep.
The good news is my kitchen sink doesn't gurgle when I flush the toilet anymore. But man, I sure feel stupid.