It makes little sense to expect a neglectful person to do something, simply because that person is qualified to do it. I learnt that the tough way last Winter. I have always felt responsible for our youngest sibling & even when the rest of the family provided up on him, I never did. George has never been the progressive type.So when I paid for him to do some Heating & Air Conditioning courses & he absolutely graduated, all of us were all ecstatic.
George finally found himself a job as an Heating & Air Conditioning professional, & rented himself an home on our street. It was superb to have so close. He had most of his meals at our current home & was, at first, really good on servicing our Heating & Air Conditioning equipment. My brother was not the most gleeful repair person at the Heating & Air Conditioning dealership where he worked but he managed to get by & keep his work, however just to be on the safe side, I would remind him in Spring to check our AC, & each Fall to tune up our furnace in readiness for Winter, and usually, he got that done after many reminders.. That is until last Winter.
Imagine our shock when our furnace broke down in the middle of a single chilly Winter evening. I instantly called up George & asked him if he had done the servicing to our furnace, as he said he would. Sheepishly he admitted that he had forgotten about it. Forgotten! By the time he came by the day after, all of us had had the furnace repaired by another Heating & Air Conditioning professional.
So I provided George the bill for the job & told him to spend money it.