My parents always teach me that I should strive to have a task well completed at the first try. Otherwise, the costs and energies required for the completion of the task would increase.
Yesterday, a maintenance staff of my building came to my apartment to help solve the leakage problem at the bottom of my kitchen sink. After all the pulling, pumping and fastening, he was able to stop sink from leaking by replacing the old drainage pipe with a brand new one. While picking up his tools off the floor, he said to me, ” It is done. Have a good day.” I thanked him. He left.
Came dinnertime, I was washing fruits and veggies under the running kitchen tap water. I noticed that the waste water just sat in the sink, going down the pipe so slowly as it were one drop at a time. The newly replaced drainage pipe was clogged.
It was an unexpected situation. A bit frustrated by the scene of a whole sink of still, waste water, I went down to the building basement and filled out another maintenance repair form to request further assistance. At 9:10 AM this morning, two building staffs showed up at my apartment door. After I let them in, within 10 minutes, the kitchen drainage system was unclogged.
Had the building staff of yesterday been more detail-oriented and given a bit more time to make sure that his work was properly done, he would have saved his two colleagues a lot more time and energies today.