Called a concrete company recommended to me by a coworker. No answer. Left a message. A few days later, left another message. A couple days later I get a text “sorry I’m out of town.”

Called another company several times, nobody answered the phone, didn’t go to voicemail (is this how people do business these days? I leave a message and they get back to me on their time?).

Called a third company. These people actually get back to me, and we set up 6pm today to get the estimate for the driveway/sidewalk. I putz around in the garage from 5:45 to 6:45 before giving up. Haven’t heard anything, nobody’s here, and it’s 5 minutes to 7.

7:20PM Update: text message from someone at their office that he can’t make it today. No shit.