Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Lessons from Bob the Painter
1. Create a Name for Yourself
Bob came highly recommended from several of Kee's coworkers. Funny thing is that they all referred to him as "Fat Bob." Strange, I thought, and kind of rude. I called the number that was given to Kee and left a voicemail. About 9:45 that same night during a tornado watch, Bob called me back.
3. Show them Something They Can't Live Without
Like I said, Bob wasn't even hired yet when he came back to my house with the paint. In a matter of a half hour he spread out drop cloths and painted half of my kitchen ceiling and one wall in my kitchen. I stood in amazement at the ease in which he trimmed without painter's tape. It looked great! He was such a professional!
He wiped the paint from his hands onto his plaid shorts and said, "You just call me tomorrow and tell me if I'm hired or fired."
Then it hit me...I had to hire this guy. First off, he was such a great painter. Second, I couldn't live with a half painted ceiling and one painted wall in my kitchen!
Posted by Twigs Off The Branches at 7:31 PM