Friday, June 11, 2010

Da Count-Friends with Know-how

It's a brief and basic thing to count but it's saving us big bucks. My car's suspension is shot. It needs new struts and shocks. Diana's laptop totally fizzled out. A friend is helping Mr. Lime learn how to change the struts and shocks right now. He doesn't want anything more for his efforts than dinner tonight. Pretty cheap deal I'd say.

There is a patient at my office who is a tech guru. I merely asked him to recommend a reputable place to take Diana's computer. He said they are all competent but it pisses him off how much they charge people so he'd look at it for free. Not only did he look at it, he fixed it, for free. He absolutely refused any kind of offer for compensation. He says he fixes friends' computers for free. I wouldn't have dared to assume I merited that favor since I only know him as a patient at the office.

Both of these guys have saved us all sorts of money by very gladly offering their expertise. I'm very grateful.

14 comments:

Kat said...

Holy moly! That is just awesome! What fabulous friends!
Maybe make them a batch of cookies or something. My mother pays my hubby in cookies (for doing her taxes and helping her with wills and such) and it makes my hubby VERY HAPPY. It's a win/win! :)

Craig said...

That's the good stuff, right there. . . And utterly count-worthy. . .

Thanks for sharing this. . .

G-Man said...

Trust me...
There are people on this planet that ask nothing more in return than gratitude...
You just paid them well.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End Trini..

Mona said...

That is so cool!

RennyBA's Terella said...

How wonderful - I'm so happy for you! And what a brilliant example of what's coming out sharing knowledge - it's a Givers Gain you know :-)

Btw dear blog friend: Sorry for being absent for a while. Of course I could have written a lot of excuses, but I guess the most important is to assure you I haven't forgot you (and do appreciate all you're nice comments on mine)!

DianeCA said...

Good fortune is smiling on you. Actually you are both really good and nice people, what goes around comes around. You have probably done lots of nice things for others, and now the karma is on your side. enjoy!

Hilary said...

There are kind people everywhere.. thank goodness for that. No doubt you would do likewise. The computer guru would probably love a tie-dye shirt...

secret agent woman said...

Score!

(Love the Frog Lady poster.)

Jocelyn said...

I'd call that karma: all the good you're constantly putting out into the world comes back to roost--when you really need it.

Cocotte said...

That's fantastic, Lime!

Craver Vii said...

That is good to hear. God bless them for their generosity.

VE said...

Sorry...I've rounded up all the remaining people on the planet doing things for free...I will now be billing on their behalf...I knew I'd find a way to make money without doing anything...

lecram said...

It certainly is good to know the right folk. Yep, it is the converse of mine. A very good count!

Suldog said...

Angels are all around us.