A couple that I had been working for decided to build a house and be thier own General Contractor. Nice couple, no kids, mid 30's, loaded with money he's a banker or something. During the last couple of months of construction they move in. He flies home to Scotland to visit family for a few weeks while she oversees day to day progress of the final details. While he's gone she gets really friendly with a few of the subs especially the brick mason doing the patio who I notice is the last one working every day.
A few days after he gets back they call me for a main stoppage. He tells me about his trip and asks how things went while he was gone. I inform him how his wife made the mason stay late. Knowing it's prolly some construction debris in the sewer I put the retriever head on. (Wishing now I had not done that) I pull back a handfull of condoms. He comes to see and gets a puzzled look on his face and bends down to get a closer look. I say something stupid like "I'd bet you never thought you would see those things again" ..........awkward silence follows. To this point I still haven't caught on to what's happening here. Then my big mouth says something really stupid "if I was away from my wife for 6 weeks I would have used the party pack too" I get a bag to throw the condoms away and he says no, he wants to save them
He write me a check, we shake hands and he says to me as I'm walking away "Bill, I had a vasectomy 4 years ago"
I did a warranty service call on the water heater the other day. Her and all her stuff is gone. I stared at my shoes mostly avoiding eye contact.