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#4475638 - 07/31/17 01:52 PM Give Me A Break!
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
I'm loading up a tractor at my house. Running around hectic.
A black Ram pulls up and the same two bozos that visit my properties and my mothers house get out wanting to do yet another seal coat job on the driveway. It happens every three months.

If it ain't them it's one of five other contractors. They all tell you it is good for 5 years and in 6 months it starts to
disappear. I always politely tell them from now on I'm going to do my own. Does that stop them? Nope!
Then it turns into are you going to sell your house? NO! Would you rent it? No!

Today these two jerks started arguing about the fact they said it lasts 5 years. I told them nicely that I must have been mistaken ( cough) and I'm not going to argue as it doesn't matter you will not be working here. They try the hard-sell and I tell them to leave as I'm busy. Still running their mouths, I then tell them I will throw them off if they don't leave and don't come back.

I'm not kidding. These guys are obnoxious bottom feeders. No means no.
They leave. Of course they all ignore the no soliciting sign.

And no I don't feel better and it isn't a rant. I don't bother people at their homes and I don't want to be bothered.
If a car breaks down in front of my house I am all to willing to help. But these driveway guys I have no interest in.
Around here they all conduct business this way. Just say no as Nancy used to say wink

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#4475644 - 07/31/17 01:55 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: AirgunSavant]
TinyVoices Offline


Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 480
Loc: Vienna, VA
Are they gyspsys? [censored] paving and sealing jobs are their scam of choice.
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#4475648 - 07/31/17 01:58 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: TinyVoices]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Sadly they are actually licensed real businesses. They all do it around here.


Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
Are they gyspsys? [censored] paving and sealing jobs are their scam of choice.

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#4475650 - 07/31/17 02:00 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: AirgunSavant]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4216
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Wow I'm surprised they are that pushy. I know a few neighborhoods around here where they wouldn't make it too far trying that.
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#4475654 - 07/31/17 02:08 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: AirgunSavant]
javacontour Offline


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 10306
Loc: Illinois
Might slow them down with, "Maybe it was your company we had you out here a couple of years ago. If you think it needs doing, you may need to do it for free."

They will probably run. And if they say it wasn't them, say thanks, I'll get the receipt and call the outfit who did it last time.

Feel free to have that conversation with yourself at your own convenience.
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#4475655 - 07/31/17 02:08 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Sounds like the guys here that cruise parking lots looking to "polish" your car with a special polish for $150 while you shop. They spray it with wd40 and are gone before your done shopping. The wd40 lasts a couple of weeks.
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#4475657 - 07/31/17 02:09 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: TinyVoices]
Stelth Offline


Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 2030
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
Are they gyspsys? [censored] paving and sealing jobs are their scam of choice.


Interesting that you paint the Romani people with such a broad brush.
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#4475668 - 07/31/17 02:34 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: TinyVoices]
Bottom_Feeder Offline


Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3006
Loc: Occupied Virginia
Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
Are they gyspsys?

Are they what? lol

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#4475670 - 07/31/17 02:36 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: AirgunSavant]
Bottom_Feeder Offline


Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 3006
Loc: Occupied Virginia
Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
Today these two jerks started arguing about the fact they said it lasts 5 years. I told them nicely that I must have been mistaken ( cough) and I'm not going to argue as it doesn't matter you will not be working here. They try the hard-sell and I tell them to leave as I'm busy. Still running their mouths, I then tell them I will throw them off if they don't leave and don't come back.

I don't know how people expect to get hired by way of starting or elevating an argument. Is that a tactic that really works on anyone?

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#4475677 - 07/31/17 02:47 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: Bottom_Feeder]
Chester11 Offline


Registered: 04/13/17
Posts: 125
Loc: PA
Originally Posted By: Bottom_Feeder
Originally Posted By: AirgunSavant
Today these two jerks started arguing about the fact they said it lasts 5 years. I told them nicely that I must have been mistaken ( cough) and I'm not going to argue as it doesn't matter you will not be working here. They try the hard-sell and I tell them to leave as I'm busy. Still running their mouths, I then tell them I will throw them off if they don't leave and don't come back.

I don't know how people expect to get hired by way of starting or elevating an argument. Is that a tactic that really works on anyone?


more than you know. used to see it a lot working with older folks who want to avoid a confrontation in front of their neighbors. it's sad.

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#4475683 - 07/31/17 02:52 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: javacontour]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: javacontour
Might slow them down with, "Maybe it was your company we had you out here a couple of years ago. If you think it needs doing, you may need to do it for free."

They will probably run. And if they say it wasn't them, say thanks, I'll get the receipt and call the outfit who did it last time.

Feel free to have that conversation with yourself at your own convenience.


Love it!

I'd just put a sign that says, "Driveway was sealed last month". Point to it when they come by. If they don't leave your property tell them they're trespassing.
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#4475684 - 07/31/17 02:56 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: AirgunSavant]
wkcars Offline


Registered: 07/06/11
Posts: 754
Loc: MO
It's annoying but can't really blame them they are just people trying to get work for their business. I tell them no thank you that i'm not interested, they may try to give youtheir sales pitch but eventually they will leave and maybe give you a business card or flyer and be on their way. Maybe get one of those no solicitation signs and display it on the property.

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#4475701 - 07/31/17 03:16 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: Stelth]
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 3183
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: Stelth
Originally Posted By: TinyVoices
Are they gyspsys? [censored] paving and sealing jobs are their scam of choice.


Interesting that you paint the Romani people with such a broad brush.

[off-topic]
1. I'm Romanian born. I'm tired of being associated with them
2. They earned a reputation. (some of them... I guess this is the point you are trying to make)
3. I had them as neighbors. Strange but respectful, which I obliged back.
4. I was there when the lawyer for the Community come to a University to register 4 Romani students who earned themselfs an all paid-off (by the Romani Community) run trough the college because of their hard work. My hat off to them.
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#4475703 - 07/31/17 03:22 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: AirgunSavant]
Crispysea Offline


Registered: 04/14/17
Posts: 402
Loc: TN USA
There are bad apples from every country, and great people, too. I used to work with a Romanian woman. Very nice and a hard worker. She grew up in the Ceaucescu era, and told me stories about the revolution.

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#4475719 - 07/31/17 03:45 PM Re: Give Me A Break! [Re: pandus13]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6366
Loc: Texas
I have spent a good deal of time in Romania and those folks were here and there on the street corners - but I have also run across a few of the driveway pavers here and they were not from Romania

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