Another haggler comes unstuck...

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  1. TolishAPurd

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    In the style of cnc...

    Me got a call 2 nights back... that :ninja: accent...oh no here we go. So he wants pressure washing doing for his driveway. Me already does that street when I'm not on the sofa so I know the style of house. "Drivevay and vindows" he says. So I gave him a price, if anything it was cheap but it should be straightforward so I thought.

    Haggle, haggle, haggle....10 mins later....

    He tells me he already has a pressure washer, but he doesn't have the right connection for it, ok no problem I should have everything me needs.

    So I got to the house this morning and low and behold :ninja: woman, fella is at work. She seemed nice, all smiles etc, so I thought this should be ok.

    As she shows me the area needing doing, I am scanning the area for a tap.....


    ...."wheres the tap?"

    "Oh, ve dont have a tap".

    "Eh?" So the 'connection that your husband didnt have....WAS THE FCKING TAP ITSELF!!!!!!

    "Did your husband not think it pertinant to mention that you don't have an outside tap?"

    .....by this point me was not happy, me likes to be on the sofa about now with a beer.

    SO I am half way through the driveway and here she comes:ninja:. "Oh, you are going to do the patio arent you"?

    ....so predictable it was a joke.

    "No, I said to your husband is was specifically just the driveway".

    :ninja:"And vindows?"

    "Yes and windows" ....."if you would like the patio doing it'll be another £30.".

    :ninja:Oh no, thats too much.

    "I'm really sorry but I gave a very cheap price to your husband and I'm afraid I have to add more if there is more work to do".

    :ninja:"Ok I talk to my husband, you carry on."

    Hmmmmm, suspicious now. So me stops and waits to see what is said as I don't want to move my pressure washer, just to move it back again.

    :ninja:"Yes ok, thats fine".

    "Great". So I start doing the patio and about 3 quarters of the waythrough she comes out wavingher arms saying, "No, I said I didnt want it done".

    :rolleyes: ...surprise surprise.

    So I drew a giant Z in the patio before telling he I was leaving, and started packing up my stuff.

    Her driveway was half way done, her patio had a giant Z in it, and I was off!

    The shock on her face was a picture.:laugh:

    She started pleading so I insisted that I'm not doing another ounce of work until I get the money upfront as I didnt believe they were going to pay.

    SO an argument ensued, all a bit public but I was not backing down on this. I had her husband on the phone telling me he is not a cheat/liar..... but the best thing about it all....

    Is that I have recorded most of it on my phone, just in case there is ever a dispute of any sort. Got the idea from boarcity the other night and it worked a treat. Me and the mrs have already watched it back and had a chuckle. No swearing or shouting, just calm and collected.

    A lot more to the story,but its one for the pub as its a bit much to type. Long story short. Finished job. Got paid. Drove home smiling. :D
     
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  2. Jake

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    Couldn't face reading it,

    But I'll just say - 'nice post' anyway :D
     
  3. Tuffers

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    Love it :rofl:
     
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    Brilliant. Well done.
    I think I'd have lost my temper.
    No time for :ninja:
     
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  5. TolishAPurd

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    One up for the workers mate.

    When she pulled the stunt on the patio Iwas fuming,and did the Z rightin front of her, thinkI even got her wet too.:laugh:
    Its the worst argument I've had since I've been in business. Was great to record it though as she could accuse me of all sorts.. Its very obvious in the vid whats goingg on, I'll show it to you some time- she had no idea she was being recorded.

    (not that kind of wet ya dirty b'stardos)
     
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  6. TolishAPurd

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    And I purposely left the front of the drive until the end so I could write 'Non Payer' for all her well to do neighbours to see. Should be quite embarassing for her if it came to that.:thumbsup:
     
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  7. boarcity

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    glad to hear you won the bout
     
  8. TolishAPurd

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    The problem is in this line of work, that it doesnt take long before you have heard it all before.

    1) "Thats included too isnt it"?
    2) "You're going to do the insides as well arent you"?
    3) "Oh, I didnt mean that, itwas just the language barrier and you are mistaken".
    4) "But you said 120 not 150".

    She pulled two of the above before I flipped.
     
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  9. boarcity

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    #9 boarcity, Oct 15, 2015
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    i caused a bit of a stink on facebook recently when i wrote "wogs never apologize" "they actually respect a bloomin good hiding"

    but i bleve it to be true!

    somebody pointed out the term wogs offensive, but i replied calling them ethnic isnt the real world. was told the correct term now is "dual heritage"
     
  10. Tuffers

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    How did you manage to clean it with no tap TAP?

    A customer of mine is a fitted kitchen salesman. He has different prices for different types of customer. He calls the one price structure 'Pak Tax' :confused:
     
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