Might spread this out over several posts in this thread.
I work building services for an office tower. Basically, I see all the submitted requests about temperature, burned-out lights, plumbing issues and so on, from a building filled with bankers and lawyers. Most of our tenants have “facilites managers” who don’t actually fix anything, but their job is largely just to pass on complaints via a work order app. So some of the typical stuff I get is like:
“Can you please adjust the temperature?”
(I phone them) “Is it too hot or too cold?” “I don’t know, can you just send someone up?” Like seriously, that’s the first thing homo sapiens got as a species, being able to sense temperature.
“Can you send someone up to check this washroom?”
(I phone them) “Is there something I can relay to the plumber? Is it a plugged toilet, leaking faucet, bunged-up flushometer, stall door sticking?” “Oh, I don’t know, I was just asked to get someone to fix it.”
I know some of the facilities guys have dingbat lawyers above them making dopey requests, but it still winds up crossing my desk. We had one firm that kept complaining about a specific toilet not flushing. Our plumber went up repeatedly, tested it twenty or more times per visit, and everything checked out. He brought the facilities guy in and demonstrated that the toilet was working flawlessly. Half an hour later, I get the call “He’s says it’s still not working for him, I’m sorry but I have to submit the work order again.”
The other fun toilet issue is when a tenant is so germ-phobic that they’ll layer two inches of paper towels onto the toilet seat when using the john, knock it all into the bowl before they flush, then complain that their toilet is always getting plugged. “Yeah, and our plumber extracts a wad of paper towel the size of a teenaged raccoon from the line twice a week, any ideas how that gets in there?”
I’ve been here a long time…I could rant about specific calls until the heat death of the universe arrives…