I’m not a carpenter by trade, but I help out with small jobs when I can. I was assisting at a jobsite with a buddy of mine about six months ago when the unthinkable happened, my hand slipped and I broke part of a glass shower enclosure. We called around for custom mirror and glass installations and tried to find someone as soon as possible.
This wasn’t your run of the mill shower or your run of the mill home. Part of the reason I was so excited to work on this job was because it was in a wealthier part of town. This shower looked expensive and I was seriously worried.
When I went downstairs to tell the home owners about the trouble they started laughing. They were laughing and laughing for a while and I almost started to worry that it had been a setup. When they finally stopped they explained that they had always hated the shower and that they were having it replaced the next day.
I got to watch a lot of the installation while I finished up the job over the course of the week and was impressed with the professionalism of the workers. They weren’t phased by the shattered state of the enclosure and made quick work of it. Honestly, I wish I’d had my pen on me to take notes.
After all was said and done, I got paid for my work and nobody was harmed. I was a little shaken up, but who wouldn’t be after that? It got me thinking a lot about my own career and what I’d like to do. I’m not sure I’m cut out to be designing any custom bathroom glass or mirrors right now but I might want to start studying up to pursue it myeslf!