I completed my second repair today. Got paid for the first job and my customer was satisfied. Another dispatch came in after hours but the customer’s promise to call on Saturday to schedule a repair must have been lip service. It was a long drive anyways. My app said 12.8 miles but on an island that is 45 minutes away and I know the shortcuts! I was going to accept the job, so the dispatch would not go unclaimed and instead a new customer stepped up directly into the time slot I had allotted for my no-show. A song should be written for all the high notes the universe sings in my day.
I discovered something about myself today. I have a fear of being asked to do something that somebody else had already tried and failed. I have this projection (self imposed expectation) that people expect me to be better than others. I am not. I can be nearly as good with practice. But I am far from superior, in fact, it’s not even a goal to compete with others. I do what needs to be done. When I find a problem, I take care of it.
Now that I found the problem, an adequate solution is to believe that strangers are my brothers, and I need not fear them. He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.