My wife called for an appointment on Wednesday morning of this week and was told that the earliest available spot was on Friday "between 8 and 5", which seemed like a ridiculously large window of time to wait. I took the day off of work to meet the repairman at the house, and called at 8:05 in the morning to see where I was at in the queue for the day. I was told that I was number 7 of 9 appointments for the day for the repair man. I raised a concern to the nice lady on the phone that 9 appointments seemed like a lot, and in fact, 7 appointments for a tech seemed like a lot, but she reassured me that they would get to me today, although not until later in the day. The math still didn't add up, which should have been a red flag, but I continued anyways. I asked her when she thought I should expect the repairman, and she said probably between 3:00 and 5:00, but continued to assure me that this would not be an issue.
Shortly after 3:00 in the afternoon, I got a call from A&E, which I'd assumed was the tech calling to tell me that he was on his way. Instead, it was someone from central reservations telling me that they needed to reschedule my appointment, and that they would be here "Tomorrow between 8:00 and 5:00".
I went onto the web, and found another appliance shop that was able to come right out to the house this afternoon, despite the fact that I was calling them after 3:00. So I called to cancel the appointment.