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bert0168 07-28-2010 01:04 PM

Good deeds are sometimes rewarded
Wife calls me today from work (twp water dept) and says an elderly couple on a fixed income was concerned about their water bill and that they had two leaky toilets but didn't know what to do or who to call. The wife asks me (in her best sugary voice) if I could go by and see if I could fix them for them.

I show up there and find an easy fix, they need two new flappers. So after $15 in parts and about 1 hr out of my day, all is fixed and I leave the very happy couple with their problem solved, at no charge.

Thinking that this might mean some good karma for me, I return home to find an e-mail with a go ahead on a basement finishing job I've been chasing for a couple of weeks now.

Feels good to help out once in awhile and even better to be rewarded for it. :clap:

DavidC 07-28-2010 01:07 PM

Great story. Good for you, congratulations.

Good Luck

Heritage 07-28-2010 02:03 PM

Nice :thumbsup:

handyhands 07-28-2010 02:52 PM

Karma has a funny way of working, Bert.

Good job on taking care of the old folks, and congrats on the basement re-finish!


Kent Whitten 07-28-2010 07:31 PM

That is what we are here for, to serve others. That was a nice gesture. You get a pat on the back from me and a "way to go"

NHNailbangah 07-28-2010 07:36 PM

My dad always told me " what goes around comes around, good or bad "

Sounds like some good coming around for you, congrats :thumbup:

MAD Renovations 07-28-2010 07:36 PM


rselectric1 07-28-2010 07:41 PM


You have a right to feel on top of the world for that gesture!:thumbsup::thumbsup:

ApgarNJ 07-28-2010 07:49 PM

that's great. we gotta look out for each other, especially older people who can be taken advantage of.

I recently was driving by in a development in New hope, PA, I know that the one house had been struck by lightning and burned almost to the ground. Local kids and mom's were having a bake sale to benefit the family that lost everything.
had a whole assortment of baked goods. I saw some brownies, they said .75 each, I gave them a 10 for 3 brownies and told them to keep the change.
The woman who I had just done work for that day in the same development, got news that I had done that for people I didn't even know. She has no hired me to remodel her kitchen, the job is mine. I didn't expect anything out of it, because the job i had to do was done there and I was leaving for the day when I saw the bake sale. It's nice to help people even if you get nothing in return. It gives you a good feeling knowing you have helped someone in need.

neolitic 07-28-2010 07:52 PM

Good to know
the nice guy doesn't always
finish last!

BCConstruction 07-28-2010 08:08 PM

Don't you just love karma lol. Some people treated me bad the last couple of weeks and one of them broke their leg and the other had to get emergency treatment for a nasty cut to their hand that they nearly lost.

dayexco 07-28-2010 09:57 PM

wife...sugary voice...that must mean you got a little too, huh?

WarnerConstInc. 07-28-2010 10:17 PM

No such thing as Karma, sorry.

chris klee 07-29-2010 02:00 PM

maybe i need to step up my good deads. i used to make a point to do at least one good dead a day, i think i may have let that lapse lately.

and as i type this the sun just started shinning thru the clouds.

ApgarNJ 07-29-2010 04:19 PM

I also try and let people out in a lane of traffic if I have my work truck, or stopping to let people cross the road if i'm going through town. little things like this, in my mind, show that person you are a good guy and they might remember the name on the truck in the future, maybe not always but it's not a bad thing to do anyways.

Diamond D. 07-29-2010 05:28 PM

Way to go, my good man...:thumbsup:

Sooooo, you had two flappers in the truck? NICE!!! :thumbup:

Snickers2000 07-29-2010 08:59 PM

Well done! Hopefully your good karma continues with the new job.

Tom Struble 07-29-2010 09:04 PM

i always stop for squirrels running across the road:thumbup:

MAD Renovations 07-29-2010 09:29 PM

You know its funny this thread was started ......

I was on my way to do a quote last week when I noticed an elderly lady sitting on her lawn trying to get up about 2 blocks for the site I was going to. I stopped my truck and asked her if she needed a hand and she couldn't talk. I jumped out and ran over to her and helped the old girl back up to her steps. After she was composed again she started to cry and thanked me. I guess she had just fallen and couldn't get back up.

Anyway off to the quote I go a few minutes late. I looked at the scope of work for the H/O and sent off a quote to her a few days later. Turns out my quote was twice their budget but they signed and are happy to get the project booked.

It did not occure to me at the time but ........ Who knows...... That karma thing is pretty funny.


contractorjay 08-03-2010 12:21 AM

one time i hired 2 desperate friends to work for us. gave them draws for weeks. they learned the trade. stole $70k worth of business. karma is a good kick in the ass.

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