➡️ If you read The Spectacled Bean because you like to see me get snarky, thank you but this post isn’t going to be one of those posts.
Instead today I’m going to share a slice-of-life story that has a positive spin to it. One that’s left me feeling all warm and happy inside about, of all things, a home improvement company.
They’re not all scoundrels.
Also I’m going to talk briefly about money which I know is tacky but in this case, under these circumstances, I’m going to ignore that [outdated?] rule of decorum.
➡️ Here’s what happened.
You may remember that we had our bathrooms remodeled earlier this year. We started planning the project last fall, but because of supply chain difficulties the actual destruction of the old bathrooms/installation of the new bathrooms began in May.
In the interim between fall 2021 and May 2022 we made MANY decisions about things that go into a bathroom. Some decisions held firm, but others had to be re-decided along the way, sometime multiple times, because what we wanted was no longer available– or would be available at an unspecified time in the future.
To keep the project moving forward we changed our minds MANY times because honestly we/I couldn’t be bothered to worry about slight changes in bathroom decor.
[One transitional-style toilet paper holder in brushed nickel is about the same as another one, right?]
I also couldn’t be bothered to keep strict account of the addendums that reflected the MANY changes we made along the way.
I. just. couldn’t.
➡️ In August 2022 the projects were finished, we were pleased with our new bathrooms, and we made our final payment to the home improvement company, thinking no more about it. HOWEVER, come to find out courtesy of their accounting department, we overpaid by $281.00.
Now this company could easily have never told us this and we’d never have figured it out, BUT they did tell us and sent along a check to reimburse us.
Below is the what was written on the post-it note affixed to the check. It’s an indication of why we’ve used this particular remodeling company for MANY projects.
And so with that I’ll end this upbeat post about goodwill + honesty. You gotta support the good ones.
Any good news, unexpected or expected, you’d like to share, my wordy cherubim? 😇
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