Strange Thing Happened Yesterday...moral Advice Required!

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  1. mrtaytay

    mrtaytay Grand Master
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    Something strange happened yesterday. I went round to a new customers house. An OAP bloke living in the standard OAP bungalow...just a few windows to clean, so I decided just to charge him a fiver. It had not been cleaned for some time so the frames and sills were mucky. In those situations I always spend a bit more time cleaning them up so that on future cleans its just a simple wipe down of the frames/sills. It took me 30 minutes...will take 15 next time...maybe less. Anyway, the bloke came to the door and said I had done good job and had worked very hard. He then thrust 50 quid into my hand and insisted that I took it as a token of his gratitude. I spent 5 minutes trying to give it back to him, but he wouldnt have it. I could have chucked it on the floor but feel that could have been insulting. There is no way that he would take it back. Anyway, I feel really bad about it and might phone him tomorrow to see if he wants to change his mind....what do you all think?
     
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    M.K Cleaners.co.uk Grand Master
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    Its a tricky one. My dark side says take it, I have this other side saying you should phone him back or ask to speak to a family member and see if he's ''okay'' they may be great full you called , another potential customer?
     
  3. Paul

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    Or if he won't take it back just clean his windows and don't collect for a long time or give his gutters and fascias a clean I'm sure you could do a little work for him to make up for the £45 it is a hard situation your in there mate
     
  4. Dodger

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    Sound advice, maybe speak to a neighbour though.
     
  5. chip

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    As above. Covered. Just shows not everyone's out to fleece
     
  6. harunh

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    Woah lol just give his house a full valet :p
     
  7. Dodger

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    Problem is if he's not the full ticket he might want to thrust some more cash at ya, or worse forget ya his window cleaner and phone dom littlewood or something and ya get done for tryin to fleece him.

    I'd at least speak to a neighbour before ya did anything, besides looking after his interests which we should all do I reckon for the oldies you've covered ya back. I know thats a bit alarmist but it's the world we live in.
     
  8. mrtaytay

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    That had crossed my mind. He seemed pretty sane....but why on earth give me 50 quid.
     
  9. mrtaytay

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    I have just phoned him and he told me that I had done a good job, worked my knackers off, he was very grateful and that I should accept the 50 quid with the gratitude that was intended.

    I dont know if there is anything else that I can do.
     
  10. Dodger

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    All I can say then is, I was brought up in New Houghton which ain't far from you and I'm moving back and cleaning windows round your way lol.
     
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