He was not the only repairman in town. We looked that up before.
His son even said how much his business has dropped off since he became a POI. People, I am sure, are still getting their washing machines repaired.
I, too, am not trying to build my business. It is plenty of work maintaining what I have coming in. I do not even advertise, I work only on referral. It still leads to plenty of work that must be maintained. You don't let your referrals slide, because the referring client hears all about it. You say yes you will do it, or no that you won't. You don''t say you will help someone with a fairly urgent job, then not help them when they need it.
I understand perfectly.
He would have gone to grandma's that morning to fix the washing machine, with the part that had arrived the day before. She needed the work done, it was somewhat urgent. She was also well known in the area, wouldn't need bad advertising from her.
He would have squeezed in an assembly, if there was time. He would have gone on to his arvo appointment to keep his weekend clear.
That is still a light day. One appointment in the morning, one in the arvo.