The crawl space really needs to be insulated. Now. Before the pipes freeze. Dad thinks spray foam is the way to go, and not just because it means I have to actually hire someone else to do it.
So, I call around to get quotes. Guy 1 takes my call, and immediately makes an appointment to come and see the space a few days later. Guy 2 - some female answers the phone and tells me Guy 2 will call me back. Okay. At almost 10 pm that night he does so. Here's the conversation:
Guy 2: Are you available during the day?
Guy 2: Oh. Are you available in the evening?
Guy 2: Oh. Well, I should be able to make it up there sometime this next week.
Me: Oh. Are you going to call first?
Guy 2: Well yeah, or else it would be a wasted trip.
A few days later, he calls early in the morning to see if I'll be around. I say yes, so he says he's coming by.
Then he asks if I have a ladder.
I pause, then very politely ask him if he knows he's giving me a quote for insulating a crawl space.
"Guess I won't need the ladder then"
The quotes are in. I'm going with Guy 1.