A call from an elderly lady, Her small upright freezer just went dead. Asked usual questions, plugged in, breaker tripped, Throw breaker & turn back on, plug in something that works into receptacle. All questions answered, electricity to receptacle. Arrived for call see freezer with extension cord plugged into receptacle disappearing behind freezer. Pull freezer out & extension cord ends with freezer plug cord laying there ... unplugged. I plug it in & unit runs.
Now what, Charge her a service call or do something. I get my vacuum & clean unit out, use my meter to check amp draw. Feel bad about having to charge. Then she lets me off hook.
Asks if I do electrical work. she needs a switch replaced. I carry light switches, plug receptacles, plate covers, & other electric paraphernalia on truck, I find I have to replace sometimes at customers homes so I can do my repairs. End up making good feel money (I did something rather than just show up).
I realize I have to make something for my time but an elderly widow on limited income, that sits on me. I'm not a vulture.