And that's the truth. Some things I just refuse to farm out, such as working on vehicles or my home, unless specialized tools and/or training is necessary. In the last couple of years I started using a landscaper to do my front yard, something I never thought I'd do. He's been pretty good, but back in October I booted my pool guy because he was lazy and argumentative when confronted about it. Well this past weekend (Thursday actually) I dropped two pieces of lawn equipment off at the shop that services my lawn guys stuff, on his recommendation. I knew I could have fixed both problems myself for nothing more than the cost of parts, but I'd been putting off both chores since last fall. I really didn't want to tinker on lawn tools this weekend because I had to work on my TS4595 and an SKS, plus spend Valentine's Day with my wife and then go shooting on Monday. Going way out of character, I decided to let the lawn shop do my dirty work. I dropped off my hedge trimmer which just needed the fuel priming hose replaced, and my leaf blower which needed the "cruise control" cable either adjusted or replaced. I was honest and told the guy that both tools ran fine, but test run them anyway after he replaces the parts. I got a call yesterday that they were done so I swung by today on my way home and picked them up. I noticed the spark plug cap wasn't installed on the hedge trimmer, which is how I left it with him. I didn't say anything, but instead asked him how they both ran. His response was that the ticket stated to replace the priming hose on the trimmer and replace a throttle cable on the blower and that I stated that both ran fine. I responded with how I asked him to test run them, but apparently that didn't make it onto the ticket. He said I could leave them and his guy could test it tomorrow and I could pick it up then. I just refused, paid my ticket and brought them home. How can anyone who works on something mechanical not test run it before releasing it to the customer? At least they replaced what I asked to be replaced. I guess anything beyond that would be going that "extra mile" that people now days just aren't willing to do.