A couple of weeks ago I was down the road helping a guy set up his new incubator. He had never set eggs before and wanted to learn everything there was to know about hatching eggs.
When I showed up he started in with the questions and I fired back answer after answer. I told him he might want to write this stuff down because it is a lot of information.
Two minutes in I knew I lost him. You can tell when you loose someone while instructing them because of the blank stare and constant nodding of the head, he was not writing it down.
After a few more minutes I asked him if he got it and even though I knew he didn't he answered yes. We shook hands and he walked me to my truck.
This guy is a junk collector. He is hired to clean out old barns, houses and whatever else that needs to be cleaned up. I have gotten several good items from him in the past and he has even cleaned up some of my junk piles for free. (If I'm throwing it away you know it's junk)
When we got to the truck he told me about a big barn he was hired to clean out and also said he was going to have a sell at the barn and wanted me come by and pick out what I wanted before it began. We ended our visit with me telling him to let me know when the sell was because I would like very much to come and look at all the tools he said was in there.
Yesterday he came by. I gave him the three dozen eggs I had promised for his first try in the new incubator and I asked him about the date of the barn sell.
Without blinking he said, "Oh, we had it yesterday". He continued, "We didn't have a good turn out because of the weather so we ended up giving it all away, but I thought about you and didn't have your phone number to give you a call."
I felt my heart sink and asked what all he gave away knowing good and well I really did not want to know.
"Everything, table saw, miter saw, a truck load of hand tools, every kind of garden tool you can think of, a complete wood shop just about, antiques, old guns and you name it, it was in there but I did think of you and I knew you would want this stuff".
"Why did you tell me that? Why didn't you load your truck up and bring it here if you knew I would want it? Why didn't you tell me the sell was yesterday? Oh my God dude, you could have woke me up in the middle of the night for this" I started ranting, getting more and more angry.
I had to just go in the house because I was feeling really sick. He did not have a clue, it was all junk to him.
I almost asked for my eggs back.