Our client needed a former contractor to come back and fix an urgent problem and could not afford more than 10 hours of work The former contractor estimated 40 hours of work. We found a new contractor to get a 2nd estimate for our client. He was a very nice guy and said he remembered us because he had seen the Protingent Man comic around. I said, “Well, here is your chance to be a hero like Protingent Man”!
After he finished the job he wrote me this: “Protingent Man leaves the site of the customer, hearing the cheerful and thankful words “You have made a lot of people in the office very happy!” He removes his cape and helmet in the restroom, returning home in the guise of a normal human being, a smile on his lips: Yes! Another satisfied customer! But somehow he can’t help thinking: This task was far too easy for Protingent Man!! Once home, he relaxes on the sofa, His smart phone soon sliding through his fingers as he falls into a deep slumber. A short time later, he breaks into a cold sweat and can be heard to murmur in a voice that sounds strangely like a tortured Captain Kirk, his head twisting violently with each strained word: “Must.. Encounter… Advanced.. Algorithms….”
He awakes hours later, completes his on-boarding forms and logs time, rested and relaxed, the dream forgotten. Tune in next week!”
He took a mere 3 hours (including documentation) to fix their problem. Saving the client 37 hours in billing and $$$$!
Thank you, Protingent Man who ever you are!