Call me prejudiced. I don't care. Just find me ONE Filipino worker that doesn't lie. One. Just one. They will lie right to your face. They are NOT discriminate.
I'm so sick of Rev's crap right now my insides are boiling. Boiling!
He had an ultrasound appointment on Saturday - but he was supposed to call me to let me know when he and his guys were coming back to finish the work here. No call. [Big surprise, there!] I didn't even bother to call him on Saturday because I knew he was just going to give me a line of crap. If he opens his mouth - he's lying - just like a Democrat, I tell you!
I called Rev all day on Sunday - from our house phone and from DH's cell phone. No answer. Three rings - straight to voice mail. He knew it was me calling and he didn't want to have to deal with me. Whatever. Yesterday I was just too sick and tired of dealing with him to even bother. Just couldn't "stomach" it.
Following a commenter's advice [thanks L_Oman!] I called him this morning from a friend's cell phone. Ha! He answered on the second ring. Asshole. [And that's the nicest name I'm calling him right now.] I'm not totally heartless, the conversation went something like this:
Me: Hey, Rev. How are you feeling?
Rev: I have an appointment tomorrow.
Me: When are you going to finish the work, here?
Rev: I will bring another guy today.
Rev: I will call you. I have two phones. [And this has to do with the price of tea in China, how, exactly?]
Me: No, Rev. I need to know when you are coming.
Rev: Maybe today.
Me: What time?!?
Rev: Maybe three-thirty, something like that. [This means he has no intention whatsoever of showing up today.] We will do the work tomorrow.
Me: No. You just said you were coming today.
Rev: Yes. I will bring another guy. He can work tomorrow. [Yeah. Right. And pigs will fly, too...]
Me: So today you are coming - this afternoon - and you will tell "the guy" what needs done. And, tomorrow you will finish the closet and prepare the wall for painting.
Rev: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Me: Why didn't the pool guy come yesterday.
Rev: He did not come on Saturday. Another guy "come."
Me: Yes. I know. But no one came yesterday. I need to give Kolrit [pool guy] a new key.
Rev: Yeah. He told me he come and there is a new lock. [Liar!]
Me: No. Kolrit did not come yesterday. I was home all day and the houseboy was here, too. He didn't ring the doorbell and when he can't get in, he comes to the door.
Rev: Yeah, yeah, yeah. He could not get in.
Me: No. I'm telling you he did not come yesterday. Is he coming today?
Rev: I will call you back.
He calls me back - on my house phone, and not on the cell phone I was using, so I'm pretty sure he figured that because he didn't return the call on the cell phone that he wouldn't have to deal with me [sorry, Jack, but if you ever need Rev, he's not going to be answering your phone, either!].
Rev: Kolrit say he was there by nine o'clock yesterday.
Me: No. He was not. I was home all day.
Rev: Yeah, yeah, yeah. He could not get in because the new lock.
Me: No. He could have come to the door like he always does when he can't get in and I would have let him in.
Rev: He was there at nine o'clock.
Me: No. The pool did not get cleaned yesterday. Is Kolrit coming today?
Rev: He will schedule to be there at nine o'clock tomorrow because he was there...
Me: Rev, I'm telling you he was not here and I was home all day and my houseboy was here, too.
Rev: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
End of conversation. I've got to find a new guy. A new guy to do our maintenance work and to clean the pool. I am just sick and tired of dealing with someone that thinks he can just bullshit his way out of everything and do nothing.
Rev's standard answer to everything is, "yeah, yeah, yeah." That just isn't cutting it anymore.
Rev asked me sometime ago if he could build a little shed at the end of our driveway to store his tools. I said that it was fine by me. Fat fucking chance now, Rev. You can store your tools up your ass. I just want the work you started finished. And now, I'll need to find a new pool guy so that I can have someone I can depend on. Rev and his guys are NOT cutting it anymore.
Perhaps one might think I am being too hasty in calling all Filipinos liars, but they are. It is common knowledge and general consensus, here. Our third houseboy - who we sponsored - who I treated far too well - stole pillowcases and books from us - and then lied about it. Well, if it wasn't him, then who was he letting into the house to steal from us, then??? The houseboy - who was a Filipino - tried to tell me I misplaced the pillowcases - two pillowcases each from TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF SHEETS?!? I don't think so. Pillowcases are a bit different than losing socks in the laundry. And I can see losing ONE pillowcase, but NOT FOUR! This happened over a course of time... I'd notice spots in my bookcases where books should have been - at least be smart enough to space the books so there isn't an opening - or if you really want to borrow one, just ask - but he wasn't smart enough to do that. Shortly after I discovered that TWO sets of pillowcases - FOUR PILLOWCASES in all - were missing, some jewelry went missing. That was the last straw. My tennis bracelet and a pair of earrings. It was when I found them in a baggie in the bathroom closet next to the plunger that the guy was fired two days before he was scheduled to stay with the Kids while we went on vacation. If I couldn't trust him with books, pillowcases and my jewelry, how was I going to trust him with my Kids! I'm pretty sure he thought he could get away with close to murder and that I wouldn't do a thing about it. He was wrong. He did other stuff, too - like try to charge me for overtime when he was a salaried "houseboy," and he when we had some wood delivered - he double charged me for a sheet of plywood - told me a price - and I gave him the money - then when he gave me the receipt a couple days later - I discovered he'd charged me twice! Asshole.
Okay. I'm done ranting for the moment...
Is Rev going to show up with his worker at "maybe three-thirty, something like that" today? Fat chance!