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Hilarious closed threads.

Posted 02-24-2010 at 09:09 AM by Leah Frances

I started collecting ridiculous spam or poorly written closed threads. Here's one I especially liked - with my comments. This one focuses on why spell check does not help if you barely speak english anyway.

Hello, All, Long story I think I have a bad contractor.

I need some help; Let me first give you an idea of the situation.
I am 22 years old and I live out in MASS, I just bought my first home for my lady and are 2 childrenour?, A 3 year old and a 5 month old. I decided to bybuy an older home. I got a construction loan. I was to have this old home renovated. 23,000 dollars worth. interesting use of periods for emphasis - but let's see a sentence.

I found a what seemed to be a great contractor, but did not meet the requirements that bank needed to take on my projectso, clearly he must be a 'great contractor', but did submit prices and ext. because the bank would not let him own the project he brought in another guy as the General contractor who agreed to the same terms/prices as the other guy gaveso, you're telling us you tried to defraud the bank. They where weregoing to work togther

We sanded and coated floors, New counter tops, little work on the heating system. We built a closet, we got a new bath tub, we got marble and slate floors, new stair treads. We also had painting the interior as well. This is the start of my issue. this is only a result of your issue....

I was told they had a pro coming to paint. Then I caught the GM painting him-self. I ask.ask what? He stated the painter bailed. When the painting was completed it was every thing but mediocre.

Problems -There dry wall tape jobs are the worst, last time I saw bulges that big was when I run into the Celtics team at a strip club. I have no fault with this statement. It's nice use of a humorous metaphor. And, well, I've never run into the Celtics at a strip club.They had no idea what sand paper was.And you have no idea what subject verb agreement is. They did not cock anythingI'm afraid to ask what this is..., my walls are floating and there are gaps between wood work door ways, they got the paint all over the pine trim in every room. Paint on the lower wooden boarder on every room. The line where the ceiling and the walls meets is not strait.Nor is it straight. There is wall paint on my ceilings and ceiling paint on my walls.Are they different colors? There are walls where there is not enough paint and the older paint is bleeding through. They painted a staircase railing and spindles. The railing paint is all over the spindles. They installed a ceiling fan in the bathroom and splattered brown paint all over it. They installed lighting fixtures and they are so wobble.wobbly In site what does this mean?the newly constructed closet they built there dry wall is not cut evenly there are gaps. I see brush marks and roller marks on all ceiling they painted.

Excuses that I am getting for the ****ty work are. You did not pay for wall repair; You paid for a paint job. surprising proper use of the semi-colon

'They guy who gave you the prices did not charge enough for the paint job. I charge more." "I could not use tape it cost more" real painters don't use tape

"You house is old and the walls are uneven" So the paints going to be.

When asked about the wobble fixtures. "Your house is old the electrical box has fallen"

My wife is very unhappy, to the point she is depressed. I don't think that's why she's depressedShe is sick of people coming in saying the work looks like **** and I was take for a ride. she was taken for a ride when she 'got' with youHer and I just want to be proud of are new home. For the LOVE of PETE - 'SHE AND I' just want to be proud
I showed this guy the issues he took his guys over and they coated one room and that was it. I supplied him with a list of things that need to be fixed. It has not gotten done. They worked on a Saturday for about 3 hours.

I have the last payment check that requires mine and his signature. I received it today. He has called looking for his money. I can live with the lighting fixturesfunny, cause that's the bigger problem than the paint... but the paint job is just crazy. He had his chance to fix it now I am getting painter quotes.

What I want to do. I want to hold the money for the paint job. periods are not for taking breaths2,700.00 use that toward getting the job fixed. I donít want another paint brush in these guys' hands.

This guy is a smooth talker and I am 22 years old he thinks he can take advantage. Maybe he thinks he can take advantage because you can't string two coherent thoughts together.I really donít know how to approach him about deducting the cash. I donít know the reaction I will get. Really? You don't know how he's going to react to being stiffed for his crappy work.I want to handle the situation correctly. too late

If he felt that the price for painting was low he should have talked to me about it.really? I could have gotten more money, found my own painter. He did not say a word to me; he places the paint on the walls with out a care in the world.Just like you type this rambling story....

Does he have the right to agree to that price then decided the poor quality of it, because he his not happy with the price he agreed to?It's sort of a funny conundrum at this point. Should I have expected craftsmen ship? I've got to go, the good ship Craftsmen is boarding at the portI tell ya I got Crap-man-****!! What do I doÖÖ. Way to go out with a joke, dude.

RobÖ
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    kbsparky's Avatar
    Quote:
    ...Problems -There dry wall tape jobs are the worst....
    You missed one, Leah. Their is the proper word here, referring to the possessive term.
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    Posted 02-27-2010 at 04:50 AM by kbsparky kbsparky is offline
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    Sparks - you got me. I guess I got tired at that point.
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    Posted 02-27-2010 at 02:56 PM by Leah Frances Leah Frances is offline
 



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