The adoption volunteer and I went to drop off two Scarecrows today because a woman said that she had problems with cats in her garden. Usually I drop off the Scarecrows with full instructions and leave it with the people there - so far everyone has figured it out.
This time however, the woman did not really want to look at the instructions and said she assumed that someone would fix it for her. She also said that we could charge a fee to install the Scarecrow. I told her we were basically trying to loan the Scarecrow free of charge so people can use it, but we don't usually do installations. Nor are we expecting to make money out of this.
She said that usually when she has things fixed, she gets a contractor to do it for her. She said in this case, she might need another hose put in as well (I suppose because she doesn't want to keep switching from hose to hose). I told her that basically we're not doing this commercially but to provide a service for people who are trying to keep cats out.She said it used to be so easy to borrow a trap and get the cat removed for free. I told her the cats are taken away and killed.
I asked if there was someone mechanically inclined in her house, and she said her son was too busy and didn't live there.
The adoption volunteer and I then fixed up the Scarecrow but it would not fit her hose. So we went to buy a hose adaptor at a garden shop. It seems her hose is an older hose and hence doesn't fit nicely into the Scarecrow as most other hoses will.
We called back to ask if we could come by and fix it and she said she had another contractor by and I should call her back another time.
Rebecca and I were just joking how everyone else is busy except us - she had to go down and help someone rescue a kitten today because the other person was too busy.