Bless those customers who offer the nicetiies. I have had that MANY times, especially the European customers, it's just their way of showing thanks..like the east coasters of Canada and US..they are just plain nice people. I had a few times when I really thought I was being seduced but sadly, it was just because it was in their nature..dammitall!:laughing:and while doing the work made him 2 Sandwiches and 12 homemade chocolate chip cookies to take with him
I have been in people's homes where they wouldn't offer you a glass of water if you caught on fire...its just the nature of the profession. On the other hand, I have had to be steadfast in refusing offers of beer and such while I'm working which some people perceive as insulting. Hard to read minds but tact and diplomacy is a contractor's best friend.
New note: Having finished my thread response I had a call from a customer to quote on a simple job. The husband wants to be there so they don't get ripped off. Now I ask, if the husband knows if he's getting ripped off - it would seem that he knows what he is doing to do it himself. I love this part of the job!