"I work on million dollar projects" said by jack ass contractors who want to minimize your needs/direction
Latenicks. Just show up when you say you are going to show up, or fill a sister in.
Moving you own damn stones. If you want something done now, you gotta do it yourself.
No-Show contractors. I'll be there Tomorrow. I'll see you tuesday. You're on the schedule for next week, promise.
Rubber cement fumes/laying formica. I think laying formica is the most real time anxiety that I have experienced during the whole process!. Once it's done, there's no turning back. Mission accomplished.
Nosy neighbors. Please don't help yourself to the small hole in my protective fencing to 'just take a look around'
There are more. This is more of a cautionary tale, not really me complaining. Heck, at the end of the day, I made it through the gauntlet.
That is not the worst.