The small Dorset village of Fromley has been thrown into turmoil in recent weeks after a local plumber carried out a series of small jobs in a punctual, efficient and inexpensive manner. Many villagers have been left confused and are struggling to come to terms with the situation. Margaret Taylor, a 38 year old Fromley housewife was the first to notice that something was amiss 'three weeks ago our downstairs toilet wasn't flushing properly so I called a plumber I'd found on-line and he said he'd be round the next morning at 8AM. As it was the weekend I set my alarm for 10 to have a bit of a lie-in before he turned up, but I was woken up by the doorbell bang on 8. I was still in my pyjamas but I let him in and he fixed it in 10 minutes and charged a very reasonable call out fee, I went back to bed and when I woke up later I thought it must have been a dream but no the toilet was flushing perfectly'.
Seventy-four year old retired mechanical engineer Jack Armstrong is another villager with a similar tale to tell ' my bath waste was leaking and he came round exactly when he said he would, when I offered him a cup of tea he said 'no thanks' and fixed the problem straight away, I'd stocked up on Hobnobs specially but he didn't even want those. I've been all around the world with my job but I've never known anything like this'.
However the plumber's antics are causing many to re-evaluate their lives, Margaret Taylor explained 'they are 3 things you can be certain of in life - death, taxes and plumbers being late, if we can't rely on that any more then what about the other supposed certainties of life, my husband was my rock and I knew I could always depend on him but after the plumber turned up on time he had an existential crisis and our 16 year marriage has crumbled in a matter of weeks'.
Local Vicar Reverend Paul Stanley has sought to lead the community in their time of need 'my Church has never been so full, people are searching for meaning in their lives and a miracle like this has proved to many that there is a God - 'rejoice!' I tell my flock, 'the Lord moves in mysterious ways, much like a plumber but generally less expensive'.