What is the dumbest thing you have ever done to satisfy a builder or general contractor? Many moons ago I was hanging a house in January in Illinois during a blizzard. The builder asked me to hang the garage even though the floor was not poured, the windows were not in and the overhead door was not in. Incredibly, there was a snow drift in the middle of the garage! He told me he could not get a payout until the garage was hung, so I stupidly hung the damn thing. He told me he would pay me and buy my guys a steak dinner. I was paid a month later and 33 years later I am still waiting for the steak. He later filed bankruptcy and screwed many life long associates. Years later he told a mutual acquaintance that his subs all "deserved" to get stiffed. Let's see you top that.