I work in a construction supplier warehouse.
I take the phone calls for all the orders that come in for different things that they need on their jobs that they are either out of or flat out don’t have in stock at their construction sites.
I recently got a call for pvc coated tie wire coils that was needed for some big office building project a construction company was doing. Pvc coated tie wire coils is not something we have here at the warehouse very often and I had to double check to see if we even had any pvc coated tie wire coils to sell them before I could confirm the order. Lo and behold as I thought, we did not have any pvc coated tie wire coils as they wanted. They said how badly it was required for the building. I did not know what else to tell them other than we could order some of these pvc tie wire coils on special order for an additional cost if they had the time to wait for them to be ordered and arrive. They did not have the time so I suggested another construction supplier I knew of in the area that should have the pvc coated tie wire coils that they were desperately needing for their office building job that they had to do. I should not have done that, but I felt bad for them and wanted to help! I don’t know why we don’t carry pvc coated tie wire coils here very often. But it is something I should speak to management about!