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Old 06-11-2019, 11:38 AM   #21
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Oil patch people seem to be their own breed, just like a lot of Texans.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:09 PM   #22
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BTW, talking about these adult children, they always pay their own bill, whether with their money or parents money or trust fund money I have no idea. Checks cash though. LOL

Only had the one client pay for my trust fund account.

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If these kids were New Yorkers I guarantee they would be snow flakes


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Or Californians.
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I did a job for a guy in his 40s who had "just" lost his wife and collected her life insurance money. He was such an asshole. He wanted the price lower and lower and chopped the estimate all up until he was where he wanted to be financially.. he kept saying, it's just a garage so it doesn't have to be perfect. WRONG! We did twice the work he paid for and he still kept nitpicking. Everytime we said no, he would start crying talking about his wife dying bla bla bla. Well honey.. guess what, mine died too and not only did I not collect on a $500,000 insurance policy, but I don't remember anyone coming over to reno my garage for free so save it for someone who hasn't been thru it under worse conditions than you.

This MF bought a brand new truck and renoed the entire house, had a pool built, brand new nice ass fence, hadn't worked in 2 years and expected me to cave in cuz he cried a few crocidille tears over his dead wife that passed two years ago BECAUSE THE EARTHS MAGNETIC FIELD WAS MAKING HER SICK. Ninja please! At least you got to say good bye. Try making dinner reservations for your birthday dinner that night that you'll never get to go to because oh, surprise, your man ain't never comin home from work. Please! My heart is so cold it would make hell a carribbean vacation. Plus, i saw all that stuff of your wifes that your "home organizer" pulled out of the attic and you said, "just throw it away". You can cry so hard snot comes out your nose and you are still gonna pay for smooth texture if smooth texture is what you want.

Man I'm bitch aren't I? Lol.. that is seriously the kind of conversations that go on in my own head (and sometimes out loud) when customers try to play me.

So to answer your question, F those kids. They aren't going to appreciate anything you do anyway.
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So you did do the work for him then?




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I told you guys M makes grown 'men' cry...

Now do you believe me?


He was probably thinking charity begins at home.
His home.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:53 PM   #27
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One job comes to mind.
The home owner mummy couldn't make decisions on her own, I had to stop and wait for her child/son who mush have been all of 11 years old.
And mummy would ask her son "what should we do" ?

I felt sorry for the kid to be honest.

One day I went to the job and knocked on her door, there was no answer so I called her cell phone..... she said "oh we decided to go skiing today" as in she never even called me to let me know. Loony tunes house.
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Old 06-26-2019, 12:54 AM   #28
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Or Californians.


Or Michiganese.


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I can understand paying for education, and leaving wealth when you die, beyond that I have no idea why a parent would think it is prudent to help a child financially. Meaning an adult child.

I borrowed money from my dad one time. $310. For an electric bill when I Was A Bachelor. I had to work it off.. I have never borrowed money from my dad sense. I need credit if I would go to the bank. Like he did.

It's pretty nice knowing our educations, although mine did not come with a piece of paper, are ours and ours alone. Paid for by ourselves. Everything I own, everything I ever will own, comes for my effort and my risk.

Education I have gotten from my dad could not be paid for, and is worth more than any college education I could have paid for. He gave that willingly, and I am appreciative.

But it did not come with a monetary cost nor would I have allowed that to have happened. I have always stood on my own two feet. I hope my kids are of the same mindset, because Beyond paying for their college they need to take care of themselves. We're not put on Earth to support our children to adulthood.

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An interesting lesson presented by Andrew Carnegie ,at that time the richest man in the world can be seen what he left his heirs. Besides all the hundreds of millions he made running his mills,when he sold out to J.P. Morgan,who founded U.S. Steel,it was for 680 million. That by the way was before income tax became a law. When he died,he left 2 million each to his wife and daughter. Also,if they were not women,he probably would not have left them that amount.
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Also,if they were not women,he probably would not have left them that amount.
Conjecture at this point so many years gone.
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I have a group of customers that know each other very well . I do a lot of work with in this group.

They all know each other and know when and what I am doing for them .

All of these people trust me with their homes , and do not call anyone else to do any work on their house without asking me first .

I am not fast or cheap . I do the best I can on every job

The children of these people have not proven to be as reliable or as loyal as their parents as customers

The biggest reason ( I believe ) is they don’t have the experience to recognize value as opposed to price . They are much more concerned with cost today , not cost tomorrow

It takes getting screwed a few time , before they recognize the value that I bring .

For the most part the children of my customers are not my customers, they want something different than what I have to offer.

It usually only takes one job to see if we are a good fit , and yes if it is the child of a good and loyal customer , I will do at least one job for them

However, in a few years , they may be calling my son , when he takes over.

My problem with the adult children of my customers has been more , that they don’t have the money to afford me , than they are spoiled
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