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Old 07-26-2011, 10:58 AM
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Customers offer drinks while working?

The last two weeks here temps. have been in the 90's to low 100's. While installing the last two systems the homeowners have offered us water but the only problem is they were room temp. Anyone else get water served warm on hot days ? I keep water in my refrigerator so I can serve it cold but maybe thats just me.

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:08 AM
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If you aren't carrying a 5-gallon (ice) water jug around for installs.....
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:08 AM
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I drunk from hoses mainly for 30 years. Water is water to me and the temp is irrelevant as long as its not hot.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:54 PM
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I drunk from hoses mainly for 30 years. Water is water to me and the temp is irrelevant as long as its not hot.
I drank from hoses for a few years when I was doing maintenance gardening... then I thought about how many times the same hose might have lain in the dog's dish, or was used with a hose end pesticide sprayer, etc.

That taste of vinyl, especially when the hose was sitting in the sun... yuck.
Turns out it might be bad for your liver too.

When I added employees I got some water jugs for my trucks. It was up to them to add if ice if desired.

As I've been working solo for the last 15 years it's my own damned fault if I forget the water jug at home... or run out.

That said, a couple of customers with outdoor fridges have always told me to help myself. I skip the beer during work hours, but once in a while some Gatorade, SoBe, iced tea or diet coke hits the spot.

One Italian customer brought out espressos 3 or 4 times a day while I worked there. Bellissimo!
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:18 AM
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Put you Man pants on and go back to work. Why are you taking water from customers? You should have your ice water on the truck.

We keep ice chests on the trucks and every morning my guys show up with ice bags to keep water/food cold and fresh. We have been doing the 100+ thing for years though.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:19 AM
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Ice water can have medicinal value if someone edges close to heat exhaustion - besides, you can keep longneck deposit bottle ponies of your favorite malt beverage in the water jug
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:42 AM
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Sorry maybe you all misunderstood the question. Any customers offer you warm or hot beverages I just think it is funny because usually a cool beverage is more refreshing than a warm/hot one. By the way we do carry a cooler.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:49 AM
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Water cooler maintenance is a pain in the butt to me plus it gives a helper another reason to waste time going back to the truck. I kept a 2 gallon jug for myself. The heck with the help. If they want water they can go get there own two friggin gallon jug.

Besides the fact they jack with the radio.

Darn good thing i worked by myself mostly.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:53 AM
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My customers give me cold drinks which i gladly accept. One old lady even mixes me up an Arnold Palmer every once in a while. Accepting their drink is the right thing to do because it makes the customer feel like they did something nice for you. I dont want to take that away from them.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:36 AM
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My customers give me cold drinks which i gladly accept. One old lady even mixes me up an Arnold Palmer every once in a while. Accepting their drink is the right thing to do because it makes the customer feel like they did something nice for you. I dont want to take that away from them.
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agreed.........
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