Thursday, June 18, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY


After 3 weeks at the shop, our car is finally back in our hand. For weeks I have been struggling with my patience over the owner of the auto shop. The services turn unsatisfactory. Completion was delayed by Ten days and the contract price increased by 20 %. Among the three shops referred to me, we decided to hire him believing he was a Christian and a godly one. Hahahahahaha he was not able to live what he profess or he was just caught under pressure of his own lies. He lied when he told me he has a legitimate shop near our office. When the original date of completion came, the car was only 50 % done .He is nowhere to be found and his cell phone is unreachable.

When the car is finally finished? he asked for a 20% additional cost. Whew! My patience and temper was finally tested….. but being a Pastor, I do not have the luxury to flare up. In a cool manner and a calm voice I explained to him my right as a customer and my disappointments. As much as my wife wanted not to pay for the additional cost, I just give him the amount to bring to an end all discussions. The good news was, he acknowledged he was wrong .








8 comments:

Denise said...

Praise God for working everything out for you.

LAURIE said...

Wow. Things like that can be really frustrating, but God is everywhere and in everything! Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us over at Thankful Thursday...blessings, Laurie

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Wow! That is such a nice thing to be thankful to. God deserves the praise on that. :)
Happy TT!

Jerralea said...

So often I try to avoid confrontation. I think you did the right thing - explained that you were unhappy with the service but still paying your bill. Hopefully he will think before doing such a thing again.

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing...praise God that you were able to share like that and even though you paid it all...God may be working in this man's life now because of what you said,,and the 'seed' that was planted..Blessings dear brother. I by the way, would have acted like your wife,,lol

bp said...

I'm glad you have your car back now. It sounds like you handled the situation well, and being a good Christian example to him. It would have been hard for me not to want some of the money back!

Rita T. said...

Glad your car's back. Great post.

L Harris said...

glad it turned out okay