Jul 24, 2008
We had been out of gas for who knows how long. See, I don't do too much cooking at home and we have a little electric hotplate and a George Foreman grill, so even when I have to, I can do it without gas. The cold showers were actually refreshing. I was being lazy about ordering a refill and it wasn't until someone reminded me that if we get a hurricane and lose power we won't be able to cook without gas if we don't have any that I finally bit the bullet and headed over to Zeta.
The lady behind the counter spoke incredibly fast. I think I got about 70% of what she was saying. That always makes me feel like such a dud. Anyway, we put in our request and she told us something about how the trucks aren't in this area all the time anymore, since they're servicing Cancun now, too, so she didn't know when they would come and she gave us a number to call in case they didn't show up tomorrow.
I set my mind on a few weeks of waiting punctuated by new requests to Zeta, and we went home to get some lunch. On the way out the door for lunch (remember, I don't cook much) Hans said, "Hey! It's the Zeta Gas guy! Talk to him!"
Turns out they were looking for our apartment number (they aren't numbered, so it's not that helpful to give that info out). Zeta Gas processed our request and sent the guys out less than an hour after our first, that's FIRST, request was submitted! Unbelievable!
I have to say that the efficiency in this country is mind blowing. You see, I just always assume that nothing will happen in any sort of timely fashion here, so when it does it's like Christmas! See what I'm doing here with my expectations? Low. I've learned that as long as I don't expect the system to work, I'll always be surprised!
I can't believe that the company that is generally the bane of my existence delivered my gas almost immediately! Gotta love it.