Anyone Would Think The FIL Was Head Of The Mafia Or Something...

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
July 1, 2012 5:23pm CST
..the way he interferes in our lives. Yesterday was a good example. There me and John were in the middle of a packed Morrison's supermarket, doing our food shopping and his Dad rang him on his mobile whilst we were next to the margarine/butter counter. Lots of people there, as you can imagine. During the conversation John was told that the guy JOHN had spoken to at the snooker a while back (roofer) was coming this morning to do the roof. "Finally!" I thought. This has been dragging on even longer than the decorating. But, why did the roofer involve my FIL? What's so special about him? John's answer was; "Well, he was going to come round when you were at your mother's and I was at work so Dad was going to let him in..then it all fell through didn't it?" OK, so why didn't his Dad give the roofer John's number yesterday when he rang up? There's no need for the FIL to be involved in this AT ALL. Today (as everything involving his Dad seems to do) it all went pear-shaped because the roofer rang the FIL again to say he wasn't coming because of the rain. John had already got up for 8am ready for his arrival. I find it all a bit pathetic actually. Pathetic that the roofer has to ring my FIL and he doesn't even live here and pathetic that the roofer can't be arsed doing the job. Is it raining now? Nope!
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• China
9 Jul 12
Maybe John gave the roofer your FIL 's number when you were at your Mum's.In fact,there was no need for Your FIL to take the thing on himself .He might as well straightforwards tell the roofer John's number and let him make contact with John,and that the guy is personally acquainted with John at the snooker.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Jul 12
Well, another week has come and gone and still no sign of the roofer but there again nothing was planned anyway. I waste my breath even mentioning it to John so I'm not going to bother. I'm still upset by the state of the ceiling (I said all along it should've been plastered but it fell on deaf ears) so to upset myself further won't do my health any good.
• China
10 Jul 12
I remember a part of the roof was blown off by the wind.The thing isn't to be trifled with.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
No it isn't my friend. It's currently raining (and has been all day) but at least we're not flooded here as in other areas of the UK.
@derek_a (10903)
2 Jul 12
Hi Janey, I guess that this situation would make me feel very claustrophobic. It would feel to me that somebody was taking over, but I guess this could be a man thing. I would always want to deal with tradesmen myself. I wouldn't mind be recommended one, but I would need to have the interaction with them about any jobs I wanted doing. And as for tradesmen not turning up because it is raining. I could understand it laying concrete, but not really a roof. Some cement is needed up there after all the tiles are fixed. My mate and I fitted a complete roof to my first house and got a soaking several times. A bit of rain supposed to be good for the skin! _Derek
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
2 Jul 12
Well, this job was for the lead flashing around one side of the chimney, which is where the water was seeping through before the guy waterproofed it. I believe it's an all day job and if it rains it can c*ck everything up..but, like I said, it wasn't raining all day yesterday so he could've come round at dinner-time or something and finished it before it went dark. If the tradesman had been the one the FIL brought round that time I could (sort of) understand it but no, it was the guy John spoke to a while back. It seems John can't do anything without his Dad's input..you know, doesn't want to leave him out of any decision-making. Well, I'm not being funny but eventually John WILL HAVE TO make his own decisions as his Dad won't be around for ever. The most annoying aspect of all this was that John went out to a cashpoint specially the night before and he's probably wondering now why he bothered now. If it was me I'd be on the phone to that roofer and giving him a bloody good telling off. If he doesn't want to do the job just let us know and we can get somebody else in who is desperate for the work. Simples!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
10 Jul 12
It's been raining all day and I'm sick of it Derek. Sick of the roof not being fixed either but it is waterproofed. Sometimes I wish it wasn't, then we'd have to get someone else in other than the "shirker." Haha!
@inertia4 (26878)
• United States
9 Jul 12
Well the easy fix would be for your husband to call his father and get the roofers number if he does not already have it. Then your husband can call the roofer himself and set up a new appointment and tell the roofer to not involve his father. Simple fix.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Jul 12
Sounds simple doesn't it? I know he won't do it though so I'd be wasting my breath asking. I know for a fact this roof isn't going to get done now because the roofer himself obviously doesn't like working on Sundays (the only day he has free) so I'm actually hoping the waterproofing he's done "packs in" at some point and floods the bedroom out..that should get them motoring.
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