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#187437 - 06/26/09 07:17 PM 13 Things ....
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I just saw some lists of '13 things XXXX won't tell you." For example, here's one: http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/13-things-your-pizza-guy-wont-tell-you/article122354.html

How about such lists for us? Say, "13 things your contractor won't tell you?" What would you put on such a list?
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#187440 - 06/26/09 07:42 PM Re: 13 Things .... [Re: renosteinke]
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You have crap insulation in your attic and it's only about an inch thick now that I moved it around.
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#187444 - 06/26/09 08:22 PM Re: 13 Things .... [Re: twh]
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If we are covering it with drywall we don't care what it looks like.
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#187462 - 06/27/09 12:57 PM Re: 13 Things .... [Re: gfretwell]
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An amusing list.

Here's mine

Don't be surprised if I want to start work at 5A.M. when you want a circuit run through your attic, in August, for your new air conditioner.
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#187471 - 06/27/09 04:37 PM Re: 13 Things .... [Re: Tom]
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The apprentice accidentally drilled a half-inch hole right through your roof shingles.
Right next to the one where my boot went through.
Luckily, I managed to stop myself falling by snapping off your tv satelite dish.
Which has rolled off and fallen right through your garage roof.
With the chimney still bolted to it.
And it landed on the <s>bonnet</s> hood of your priceless 1966 Mustang.
With half the roof.
The heavy half.
My insurance ran out Tuesday.



Edited by Alan Belson (06/27/09 04:39 PM)
Edit Reason: hood not bonnet!
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#187475 - 06/27/09 06:22 PM Re: 13 Things .... [Re: Alan Belson]
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Actually, I think that's the ugliest light fixture I've ever seen in my life.
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#187543 - 06/30/09 07:54 PM Re: 13 Things .... [Re: brsele]
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This is by far the nastiest house I have ever been in.


I could have saved you a ton of money by just flipping the breaker back on, but since you called me out here on a Sunday I have to justify the charges.


(never done the second, heard of it done though)
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#187545 - 06/30/09 10:11 PM Re: 13 Things .... [Re: brsele]
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Originally Posted By brsele
Actually, I think that's the ugliest light fixture I've ever seen in my life.
I actually did that once before. I roughed in an office building and I suggested they reconsider which my boss came unglued and the customer declined. When it was time to trim out and I pulled out the lights, everyone thought including the customer and boss thought they were ugly. I kid you not
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#187546 - 06/30/09 10:14 PM Re: 13 Things .... [Re: renosteinke]
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How about, "I am not going to pay you like I said I would. I'll will do it when I feel like it, if at all"
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#187552 - 07/01/09 08:00 AM Re: 13 Things .... [Re: sparkyinak]
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"My last customer came at me like a raving lunatic with a burned out $2000 flat screen tv.
Luckily, I managed to dodge round the back of a fire truck and escaped in one of the ambulances." grin


Edited by Alan Belson (07/01/09 08:03 AM)
Edit Reason: missing indefinite article
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