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Old 09-22-2017, 02:17 PM   #81
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Had a watcher today. Wasn't a full time but came out about every 45 min. Nice enough guy.

Not the type that really even knows what he's looking at so wasn't gonna start pointing at things or ask a ton of questions.

Have no issues with someone who's just curious of what he's spending a decent amount of money on. Did soffit, metal work and threw up some new gutters and spout




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Old 09-22-2017, 02:54 PM   #82
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Maybe not whizzing but no doubt the pocket pool type.


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Maybe he's not watching you work but rather admiring you, who knows what's going in his pockets. Pockets probably have holes in them.
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Maybe he's not watching you work but rather admiring you, who knows what's going in his pockets. Pockets probably have holes in them.





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Old 09-22-2017, 08:17 PM   #84
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Seems like a theme has developed...


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Dude looks like he's taking a leak or seriously contemplating it...

Don't see him looking up inspecting, but looking down at whatever he's got his hands on...
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Hope his hands are in his pockets, and not taking a wizz in your work area
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Maybe not whizzing but no doubt the pocket pool type.
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i know this post is old but i thought id share this tip with everyone because it worked on me! But then again I can take a hint. unlike some other piggy back riders.

Anyway, A few months ago I had a sewer line back up so after I spent 2 days trying to unclog it myself I hung my head in shame and decided to call the OTHER professionals. I was half interested in seeing how the guy did it and also finding out what the problem was so if it ever happened again, I could fix it. I didnt have my chin on this guys shoulder or anything but from time to time I went outside with the dude for an update.
I was nonchalant about it. first time I brought him a worklight... since it was like 10 at night.. he said thanks and then just stood there staring at me. it got awkward so i left. Then I went back out with the dog... and again.. he stopped working.stood up, put his hand on his hip and just smiled.

Then he NEEDED ME to go flush some toilets and then come back out.. so I did and we talked about seeing the water flow by finally.. then he did it again. I was like wow. this guy is NOT going to work if im out here watching him. and all I wanted was to see how many damn roots had grown into the pipe so I could kind of judge how bad it was or how long I could really let it go without replacing it... but nope. he wasnt going to do it.

I thought to myself..this guy is clever. he spins it around on the customer and makes them so uncomfortable they WANT to leave!! Genius. yet so simple.
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Maybe he's bashful.
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He was probably trying to think of a good pick up line while working on your sewage.
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He was probably trying to think of a good pick up line while working on your sewage.
The silence kept her coming back out... just sayin'...
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The few times I have had people work on my stuff I usually hang out and watch.

I apologize first, and tell them I don't get a chance to watch people work very often. They usually laugh and we chat about guns and bbq while they work.

If they are digging, like on the septic, I'll usually help.

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I had a guy do this from a lawn chair a few years ago. When I said I was going to the store to get something to drink, he said "thars a wadder hose raght thar". I said "$%&+ you" but it came out as "no thank you".
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I just had another HO watch me for the entire day. an older guy, pulled up a chair ar the bathroom door opening and played on his phone. I installed a new toilet, sink, faucet, towel racks and put some grab bars in his tiled shower. I had to squinch by him multiple times as he was in the freaking way. I probably said excuse 50 times.

I was trying to work up some good stinky loud farts but couldn't muster any up. It sucks cuz' sometimes I can rip off some trombone sounds that stink for hours. Then I'll grunt or let out a "ahhhh"...or "whew."
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Yup, all day
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Both of them ? LOL

Man, I dunno if they just dont trust workers or if they're just friggin bored and have nothing to do? Maybe they think we'll work faster if they watch.

I'm getting to the point where I'm gonna start telling HO's that my insurance won't cover them should get get injured and they need to stay clear of the work area. Then kindly tell them to GTFO.

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The few times I have had people work on my stuff I usually hang out and watch.

I apologize first, and tell them I don't get a chance to watch people work very often. They usually laugh and we chat about guns and bbq while they work.

If they are digging, like on the septic, I'll usually help.

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yeah that would drive me insane, it has been awhile since it has happened..

Maybe carry around a small radio, put on some horrid heavy metal or elevator music? constantly talk about what Jesus does for you, and what he can do for them?
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yeah that would drive me insane, it has been awhile since it has happened..

Maybe carry around a small radio, put on some horrid heavy metal or elevator music? constantly talk about what Jesus does for you, and what he can do for them?
Those look like old hippies, Id put on Rush Limbaugh.
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You don't need to worry if he's watching you while working if you know what you are doing.
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You don't need to worry if he's watching you while working if you know what you are doing.
That could be what they are thinking but it is rude behavior. I get self conscious and work less efficiently. But I am very one track minded.
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You don't need to worry if he's watching you while working if you know what you are doing.
It's rude and bothersome, I ask them to leave.

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