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Old 09-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #31
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Look. Of course if offered such a project I would not take it and especially knowing the circumstances. I would say something like, "You must be kidding?"

I was trying to point out the options to making the woman whole in this are:

1. Fix It - Which is going cost much more than the stand is worth. I work with blacksmiths enough one would do me a favor but I know I would get laughed at bringing something like that in for repair. The OP doesn't have relationships so I am guessing it to be a $250 or so job.

2. Find a Matching One - Someone is going to spend some time looking. I charge for my time. Others may not as much or even think enough of themselves to put a value on it.

3. Buy a New One - We have been told the cost is $100. Somebody is going to have to take the mailbox off the current stand and put it on the new one. If the OP will do it for free? Great. Then he is only out whatever time plus the new block he will have to cut for the mailbox base. It is unlikely he will get the old hardware to work so add $2 for new nuts and bolts. Might scratch something so add in a cheap mini rattle can of paint for $5. So let's say he gets by for $110?

4. Pay the Woman - Write a check for $100 and be done with this.

Now come on. Which option makes the most sense?
5. post on an internet forum till i get enough people to agree with me. Print out thread, redacting negative replies. put in envelope with 20$ and give to Piano teacher.

seriously though.

4. no brainer. anytime you can hit something with your car and the total is less than 1k, you should be jumping for joy.

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he's just mad cause his kid has to play the gong at the group recital :O

I'm thinking you couldn't get someone to knock it over for 100$, putting it back up for 100$ seems cheap.
Or the triangle if this escalates into a Supreme Court sort of situation.
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I think mikeATL got more than he asked for here!

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:22 PM   #34
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anytime you can hit something with your car and the total is less than 1k, you should be jumping for joy.
Brilliant and true!
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“... proof that she actually spent the $100...” It don't work that way. If it were to come down to actual proof, she only has to prove she sustained $100 worth of damage. Somebody hits my rattly beater truck, causes $100 dollars damage. His insurance pays me $100, I don't have to fix truck.


OP, who is the OP? I forgot. Thread is 3 pages and growing, as I type this. By the time I get it pecked out, there will be 5 new posts. Some threads about multi thousand dollar projects are two responses long.


Mike, it was Mike, turn this over to your auto insurance company, they'll make sure she doesn't take advantage of them. She might turn it over to her insurance company. Courts award damages if claim causes damaged party's rates to increase.


And won't somebody please think of the children!! Yours may have great relationship with notthepianolady music teacher. Tiff may damage that. New teacher may be shrewish biddy who will
“just try and suffice (?)the 30 minutes or hour to collect money at the end..”. Kids Grow up emotionally scarred, hating music.


Looks like the verdict is nearly in. Do not discuss this with anyone outside this thread, they might sequester us.




Whole thing could have been avoided with a little amicable discussion at time of box knocking instead of bbo's option 5. and lots of enjoyable discussion now. I like sdsester's option 1 best. Hammers ringing, bellows wheezing, forges roaring, sparks flying.


Under a spreading chestnut-tree
The village smithy laughs;
The box a dented wreck it be,
With bent and sagging stand.
And posters, punning, make response
Of boxes and brass bands


OK, it don't exactly rhyme or scan. So sue me. I warn you, I watch Peoples Court and Judge Judy.
Won't get the subpoena anyway, mail box got knocked down
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There it was, a E-mail notification that there were more posts here. I read all the other notifications from other threads, spent time composing and posting to them. Read all the spam, apparently there is a whole pharmacy of drugs that will increase the size of my thinning hair. That should impress all the teenage girls in my area that are eager to meet me. I should be able to afford the drugs when this deal i got cooking with a Nigerian banker comes thru.

Then there was only the notification left. I tried to ignore it, I even looked at the pic of the mail box i'd saved. And I saw something disturbing. I tried to ignore that, it was too far fetched, When I could no longer resist the siren call of this thread, I find that jbfan has confirmed my disturbulations. jb, saw something that had been right in front of me all along. Though Mike did not post his location, jb saw he was from Atlanta. The pic of mail box shows, along with what is some kinda musical symbol ( a sharpend staff?), a street number. Someone with way too much time could go to E-Yellow pages,E-Classified, Craigs List, and such, search for " Music Lessons, Atlanta area, find the street.

A crowd of Mike supporters could ...group? some? couple?... A Mike supporter could show up, harrass and harangue the mean ol' lady. Another court case for Mike.
The rest of us could show up, re-set the box, loosening the soil with tuning forks, using the sharpened staff conveniently at hand to poke a hole, pounding it with xylophone hammers, locking it with banjo keys; each of us charging our ungodly minimum fee. Increasing the amount owed to the nice little music tooter, uh tutor, by Mike.

Poor Mike, I bet he feels as if he's called down upon him all the Valkaries of Valhalla. ( Uh oh, now that music is gonna be riding thru my head all day. Bah dah DAH!, bah dah DAH!, sorry, just trying to get them to fly out and into yours)
Am i just whistling Dixie here, folks, or is there a legitimate concern with posting just street numbers? Not specifically here. But add a general location and business or occupation..... A tiff with another poster, I've seen some real nut cases here. Its one thing to post your own Business name and location. An innocent 2nd party? Poor little music teacher, quivering behind the tympani, armed only with a bassoon, no one able to mail her a warning.
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There it was, a E-mail notification that there were more posts here. I read all the other notifications from other threads, spent time composing and posting to them. Read all the spam, apparently there is a whole pharmacy of drugs that will increase the size of my thinning hair. That should impress all the teenage girls in my area that are eager to meet me. I should be able to afford the drugs when this deal i got cooking with a Nigerian banker comes thru.

Then there was only the notification left. I tried to ignore it, I even looked at the pic of the mail box i'd saved. And I saw something disturbing. I tried to ignore that, it was too far fetched, When I could no longer resist the siren call of this thread, I find that jbfan has confirmed my disturbulations. jb, saw something that had been right in front of me all along. Though Mike did not post his location, jb saw he was from Atlanta. The pic of mail box shows, along with what is some kinda musical symbol ( a sharpend staff?), a street number. Someone with way too much time could go to E-Yellow pages,E-Classified, Craigs List, and such, search for " Music Lessons, Atlanta area, find the street.

A crowd of Mike supporters could ...group? some? couple?... A Mike supporter could show up, harrass and harangue the mean ol' lady. Another court case for Mike.
The rest of us could show up, re-set the box, loosening the soil with tuning forks, using the sharpened staff conveniently at hand to poke a hole, pounding it with xylophone hammers, locking it with banjo keys; each of us charging our ungodly minimum fee. Increasing the amount owed to the nice little music tooter, uh tutor, by Mike.

Poor Mike, I bet he feels as if he's called down upon him all the Valkaries of Valhalla. ( Uh oh, now that music is gonna be riding thru my head all day. Bah dah DAH!, bah dah DAH!, sorry, just trying to get them to fly out and into yours)
Am i just whistling Dixie here, folks, or is there a legitimate concern with posting just street numbers? Not specifically here. But add a general location and business or occupation..... A tiff with another poster, I've seen some real nut cases here. Its one thing to post your own Business name and location. An innocent 2nd party? Poor little music teacher, quivering behind the tympani, armed only with a bassoon, no one able to mail her a warning.
My sympathy out to MikeATL... I know it's not what he was looking for when he posted. But it seems that the crowd has made a mockery of the unfortunate situation - or mishap.

In all sincerity, it just seems that no matter what MikeATL does in attempt to make better the circumstance, the mishap would only continue to go south...

Personally, I would just bite the bullet and pay the $100.00 like it was nothing. I would do this if the piano teacher has been good with my kids. Otherwise, I would split the cost and just go to another piano teacher and start fresh another piano-class relationship. If this deal is unacceptable by the piano teacher, then ask kindly to be taken to civil court... (well, may be not this extreme..... )

I kinda have been looking forward to an update from MikeATL on this matter... Where is he?!
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Mike has moved, under an assumed name, to a city with an excellent public transportation system where no one drives cars and mail is delivered to the door. His children no longer take music lessons but are enrolled in karate at a dojo, where he has rented an apartment. The sensei has agreed to protect him from process servers and avaricious acolytes of Euterpe. The sensei is fabulously wealthy and does not care the least if anyone breaks somthing, as that is what he is teaching them to do anyway. Once the children have reached the level of dan, or black belt, they will descend upon us in an avenging storm of flying fists and feet, so do not post your address. Body guards may be hired for $136.73 an hour, minimum day rate applies.

Yes, dexter, amazing what a simple mishap can lead to if not dealt with in a timely, courtious manner.
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Mike has moved, under an assumed name, to a city with an excellent public transportation system where no one drives cars and mail is delivered to the door. His children no longer take music lessons but are enrolled in karate at a dojo, where he has rented an apartment. The sensei has agreed to protect him from process servers and avaricious acolytes of Euterpe. The sensei is fabulously wealthy and does not care the least if anyone breaks somthing, as that is what he is teaching them to do anyway. Once the children have reached the level of dan, or black belt, they will descend upon us in an avenging storm of flying fists and feet, so do not post your address. Body guards may be hired for $136.73 an hour, minimum day rate applies.

Yes, dexter, amazing what a simple mishap can lead to if not dealt with in a timely, courtious manner.
no cars, mail delivered to the door? process servers have no access?

sounds like Mike is in prison. sing sing maybe?
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Nope he just moved to another forum

Edit : Well I guess they don't like me posting links here to competitors.

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"sounds like Mike is in prison" Told ya knockin over mailboxes was tampering with the US mail. If he's in Sing Sing, (tsktsk, bb) he's outa luck ,
I sent him a post card ,
I sent it by mail,
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Personally, I would just bite the bullet and pay the $100.00 like it was nothing. I would do this if the piano teacher has been good with my kids. Otherwise, I would split the cost and just go to another piano teacher and start fresh another piano-class relationship. If this deal is unacceptable by the piano teacher, then ask kindly to be taken to civil court... (well, may be not this extreme..... )

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How many times do we gotta tell ya...the pianolady is the poster from post 17...she's mad at YOU!!

The teacher of music to Mike's kid has to pipe up and confirm what she teaches. We don't know if the kid takes piano or harmonica, but regardless,

.............hang in there Mike......me and the boys are on our way.......tonight.....


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"then ask kindly to be taken to civil court." We done took the case to court, everone was all kind and civil and mike got packed off to the hoosegow.

The prison that Mike, bein properly prosecuted, was packed to, and presently possesses Mike, is postively putrid, but a piper will presently pass pleasantly, pirouetting prettily past the penitentiary's pipe walls that pen Mike.

The pianolady is the poster from post 17, post 17 is the post the pianolady posted the post in, the pianolady is peeved at pathetic posters who think she is the perpetrator of this picayune postal persecution instead of the poster who posted the post in post 17, which is the post she posted the post in, to wit, post 17. .

The pitiful victim of this postal pounding prefers the picollo and is impatient with the pusillanimous, petulant, unrepentant, profligate who performed the petty crime, prefering to pass quietly along rather than pay up, pretending, perhaps postulating, that anther pupil's parents powered into the post, not post 17, which is the post the pianolady... (whew, lemmee catch my breath) Puff puff ... you finish it, please .. I'm prostrate with exhaustion.... perspiring... in pain...

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