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Old 08-06-2010, 06:55 PM   #16
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Hey nap, when I was reading your post, before I realized that it was not serious, I was thinking about offering you a job.

I would never give a handout, but I would either give a job or help the person get a job. It's funny how with some people when you do that they usually decline the offer and go find someone else to mooch off of. I'm willing to bet that the girl in canadaclub's story is one of those people.

It's similar to the way some people on the street will ask you for money for food, and if you offer to buy them a sandwich, they curse at you and walk away because they wanted the cash for liquor or drugs.

As for Hamsor's incident, I wouldn't call the police just yet. It seems like he was ok with the guy taking the mower the other 5 times. I would warn this guy and threaten bodily harm, that usually takes care of things like this.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:48 PM   #17
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I would move the mower to somewhere inaccessible...lock it up
Then when (if) he knocks again ask to be re-imbursed for the damages
Bet you will never see him again
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:08 PM   #18
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I would move the mower to somewhere inaccessible...lock it up
Then when (if) he knocks again ask to be re-imbursed for the damages
Bet you will never see him again
Of course. The guy is out making money using this guys mower. Sure keeps the overhead down when you do not have to buy your own equipment to run a lawn mowing service.

OP is silly for allowing it at all. I was surprised when I read the thing came back at all.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:22 PM   #19
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Proby;481618]Hey nap, when I was reading your post, before I realized that it was not serious, I was thinking about offering you a job.
I honestly appreciate the thought but...

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It's similar to the way some people on the street will ask you for money for food, and if you offer to buy them a sandwich, they curse at you and walk away because they wanted the cash for liquor or drugs.
My brother offered one of the corner warmers (Will work for food; need help; whatever) a dinner at a restaurant. The guy said he couldn't leave his corner. My brother was serious about taking him out to dinner and offered again. They guy said "most people just give me a couple bucks". Brother said "well, I'll buy you dinner but I'm not going to give you any money" Guy told him to go away.



John Stossel (20/20?) did an expose on the guys that will "work for food". He offered 10 or 12 guys work at his house the following day. All said "sure". One showed up. Stossel interviewed him instead of giving him work. Asked why what happened happened. Guy replies that they didn't really want work, most people just give some cash. Stossel asked this guy why he showed up. He was honest and said he was hoping, still, that he would still just give him a few bucks and send him on his way.

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As for Hamsor's incident, I wouldn't call the police just yet. It seems like he was ok with the guy taking the mower the other 5 times. I would warn this guy and threaten bodily harm, that usually takes care of things like this.
I would be careful with the threats. If this guy is a grifter, that would be the perfect opportunity to extort you; Cash for forgetting the phone number to the local police station.

then I go back and read this from the first post:

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But I figure, hey, why not help a guy out and get my yard mowed for free?
let's see; at least a blade resharpen, maybe even a new blade; $30 for a height adjuster; untold hours of wear and tear.

Not sure what got clipped; the lawn or Hamsor.
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:32 AM   #20
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I don't get it. Have I said or done something to make the guy legitimately think I've given him carte blanche to take the mower whenever he wants without asking as long as he eventually cuts my front yard?
Given that you didn't ask how long he was going to keep it or how he was going to use it, and you don't even know the guy, YES. Anything goes with you!
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Hey Hamsor, can I borrow your car? I will drive you to work and pick you up. C'mon, can you help a guy out? LOL
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