Most piano service calls are pretty routine. Occasionally, though, I do encounter a bit of a bizarre situation.
Not long ago, I was tuning for a new client in a nice new home. The piano was in the basement on a wall next to the laundry room door. Corralled in the laundry room by a child security gate was the family’s pet, Gretel, a miniature pot-belly pig. I tuned away, working through the piano’s mid-section, when all of a sudden, the laundry door swung shut. Bang!
There I was, trying to work around grunts, grumbles and the occasional little squeal, thinking to myself, “Okay. A bit unusual, but I can do this.”
Gretel, oh the other hand, must have been thinking, “Okay. A bit unusual. SHE’S DRIVING ME CRAZY!”
The pig slammed the door shut.