Well, I guess we all get them...those service calls to a certain home that doesn't quite add up. In fact, reflecting back on some of these atrocities can be fairly amusing. One of my latest "Ooopsies" happened at a local minister's house. Naturally I can't divulge the particulars, but it went something like this:
Preacher's wife: "Hi, Jim...there's a funny noise comeing from my dishwasher, and I want you to check it before it gets worse."
P/W: It started last night after we went to bed".
So she left me to my work. I opened the dishwasher up and it was packed full of dishes. Now, being the Christian sort of fella I am, I didn't let my initial rush of anger at her inconsiderate preparation of my arrival upset me. I began unloading everything piece by piece, stacking them neatly on the countertop. When I got to the lower rack, there in the center of the silverware basket, was a 12" rubber device (colored black) covered with little bristles. I had to look at it twice to confirm that, yes, this was an adult marital aid, and yes, here it was in the dishwasher.
Hm-m-m, I thought nervously..."Should I pretend I did not see this thing and finish working on this dishwasher, or should I scream like a little girl and flee the kitchen?"
My better judgement took over, and I casually lifted the silverware basket as a whole and placed it on the counter. You never saw anyone take apart an upper pump as fast as I did just then. My drill was flying on the screws. I finished my inspection (removed several corn-cob picks from sump), and re-deposited the load of stuff into the dishwasher.
My next problem was going to be delicate...how to explain what I did without admitting I found her dildo. I don't know how I managed, but I got thru the event without so much as cracking a smile, documenting on the service order that I had "Removed Foreign Debris from the pump" . Afterward, upon reflection, I realized that nobody is any better than the rest of us...they just live it different. Somehow I will never hear "O Come All Ye Faithful" quite the same way again.