Our air conditioner was on the fritz (AGAIN!). Here's the problem with this scenario.
In Texas (as well as AZ and possibly other states that I don't know about) the law says it has to be fixed within 24 hours.
Because of this law, AC fix-it people have most likely been taken for lots of money - they feel obligated to fix something because the law says so while people don't feel as obligated to pay for said service.
So now, while you make your appointment, they take a credit card number over the phone to procure their payment.
This causes me to feel a little like a 73 year old woman (who am I kidding, a 28 year old woman) in the auto mechanic's shop at the complete mercy of a guy who might tell me I need more head light fluid.
Whether or not they find something wrong, they now have my credit card number.
Luckily this doesn't come out of my pocket. Yet another reason I'm scared out of my mind to own my own house.
You know, like someone who has to buy gasoline today.