Enjoyed the relatively new experience of Mansplaining while getting an estimate for new heating yesterday. A slightly bonkers quote of £3500 to effectively heat a one bedroom flat. Thankfully a handsome tradesman was there to guide me through it all.
I’ll give him his due. It was an accomplished, if largely nonsensical, spiel delivered over an hour. Special slates for the roof of the building, wholly new piping despite there being an existing system and new radiators and a 10 year guarantee on all parts. I sat throughout this smiling like a zenlike Cheshire cat
But part of me wanted to scream that I was getting a sex change, not a lobotomy. I’d done my homework. Anywhere between £2000-2500 would be reasonable in the circumstances. I expect to be at the lower end of that.
But an interesting experience nonetheless. Condescension really rankles me. His explanations for why I needed all the extra unnecessary work didn’t even make sense. Gave me the impression they didn’t have to as he seemed to think I had an acquired brain injury. Don’t think I’ll stand for that ever again. Good life lesson however.
I make no apologies for today’s song choice incidentally. Perfect match lyrically. I will concede it’s probably about a different sort of ride though. But what would I know anyway. Just a girl after all 😉