A few weeks ago, my house started getting colder. I assumed the boiler had gone wrong. So my boyfriend and I looked up gas men and found this really cheap one. At first I thought he'd be some sort of criminal for that price, but my boyfriend persuaded me. On the day he came, my boyfriend had to be somewhere else so his mum stayed with me in case he was some kind of robber.
When he came, we showed him to the boiler cupboard and kind of left him to it despite my uneasiness of a stranger in my house. Every 15 minutes I would go out and ask him if he wanted tea or if he knew what was wrong with it. Each time he either declined tea or said something general like it needs fixing. I was generally sceptical of this guy being a gas man and was convinced he was about to rob me.
After an hour, there was a knock on the door. I opened it thinking it was my boyfriend. There was this guy around 40 standing there. He told me he was the gas man. I told him to stop conning me as the gas man was already here. He told me that I had obviously wasted his time if I already had a man in. He then showed me his badge.
I invited him in because he had the badge saying his name. The name of the guy I had hired. When walking past the cupboard, I noticed the guy wasn't there. Panic set in because I thought he was upstairs robbing me. As I was about to call the police, the new gas man said something that chilled me to the bone. He held up the other guys badge and said,"He couldn't have been here." His face had gone really pale. I thought he was going to say something like he's not even a gas man, but he said,"He died last week."
My boiler was seen to by a ghost it seems. The gas man thinks the same. My boyfriend's mum also thinks so. Needless to say we did not go far from each other that day.