Is your handyman an unreliable flake? I can’t tell you how many people call me telling me their stores of how long they have been waiting for “their” handyman to show up, and that they are ready to try someone new. Then it seems, once the flake hears that their customer is going somewhere else, they drop what they are doing to finally race over in an effort to keep them. It’s really funny. It is almost like a breakup, and then one party gives in and does what the other wants.
The question is why? I guess that people resist change, even when it will help them. If someone is not doing what you need them to do, there are plenty of others that will. As you might have guessed, I am often the guy that the flake’s customer is calling to come over to do the job. Then at the last minute the customer will call me and cancel citing that their handyman finally showed up. I mean, if you can even get the guy to show up, how can you expect him to come back and complete the job the following day? It is amazing and confounding, how a perfectly reasonable homeowner will continue to allow themselves to be a victim of an unreliable handyman, over and over.