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Old 01-17-2014, 06:55 PM   #2561
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The mechanic that Rob has been using is his boss's husband, he seems really good and reasonable, he's treated him really well. It's a load of my mind to have found a good mechanic, dealerships get my business for warranty work but are too expensive after that. He stands behind his work. A Lady was there to pay him for a starter that was replaced that he installed and went bad, the part was under warranty and he refused to charge her labor, he called it the small price for keeping good customers.

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DH just brought my car home (he works near the mechanic shop and we'd swapped). Our mechanic presented DH with 2 free t shirts! Love the guy!

When I took my car to a dealership for a recall fix, they did a free check of all systems, and presented me with a $3500 estimate of all the things that needed to be "fixed". Rick, our mechanic, went through the list, and the only thing that was needed was changing the A/C filter, which he did for less than half of what the dealership quoted. Guess who I trust.
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:30 PM   #2562
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Here in Quebec, and some other parts of Canada, we have a group called the APA, Automobile Protection Association. They do stuff like put a hidden camera in a car and then bring it to various garages for repairs.

They have caught mechanics breaking stuff and one guy got caught peeing on the engine.

The guy who does vehicle inspections for them told me to keep bringing my car to Swedish Auto. When I buy a car (I buy used), I always pay to have him inspect the car before I buy it.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:35 AM   #2563
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Thank you all for your hugs and kindness to me. ((((((hugs))))) to all of you.

I wrapped my little Betta, Pinky, in a small bit of cloth and put her in a little box and laid her to rest under the maple tree.

That lady shoved my cart at my shin and I have a bruise there now. All she had to do was tell me she was in a hurry. I would have let her go in front of me.

The HOA president accused me of flirting with that stupid gate guard today. He came to our house, and said this in front of Mamma and DA. He also said girls like me should not flirt with married men and that I need counseling.

I became very furious. I do know there are very good cameras at the gate which record everything. I told him to get out of our house, go look at the cameras, and return when he's ready with a full apology. I will not be treated as a tramp.

That gate guard is awful. He always stops me and says stupid things to me and winks at me and speaks of my appearance. I always drive away when he starts of this, but lately he has started this to me outside the gate and I can't drive through without breaking the gate arm and damaging my Joy.

I hate him. I conduct myself as a good girl and I don't flirt and I don't have time to act all lovelorn or whatever.

I hate him.

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Old 01-18-2014, 02:32 AM   #2564
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....Good mechanics are like gold!
Geez Dawg, too bad your car was having a hissy fit. And I am of the opinion that it is harder to find a good, honest mechanic than it is to find a primary care physician when you move to a new area.
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:36 AM   #2565
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Cat, maybe next time you can drive up to the gate with your window all the way up, give one quick, businesslike wave to the guard, and point toward the gate. Unless he doesn't recognize someone he shouldn't have to talk to the person wanting access. Good luck.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:57 AM   #2566
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The HOA president accused me of flirting with that stupid gate guard today. He came to our house, and said this in front of Mamma and DA. He also said girls like me should not flirt with married men and that I need counseling.

I became very furious. I do know there are very good cameras at the gate which record everything. I told him to get out of our house, go look at the cameras, and return when he's ready with a full apology. I will not be treated as a tramp.

That gate guard is awful. He always stops me and says stupid things to me and winks at me and speaks of my appearance. I always drive away when he starts of this, but lately he has started this to me outside the gate and I can't drive through without breaking the gate arm and damaging my Joy.
This is turning into harassment. You might consider calling the police.

Does the HOA employ him directly, or do they subcontract a security service? There may be other complaints against him from other young women.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:26 PM   #2567
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On the gate guard, it obviously looks to me like some over jealous wives are pointing their fingers at you. Best thing is to simply drive through without any idle chit chat.
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:19 PM   #2568
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This is turning into harassment. You might consider calling the police.

Does the HOA employ him directly, or do they subcontract a security service? There may be other complaints against him from other young women.
I agree with GG. It's harassment and should be reported to the police.
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:23 PM   #2569
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I agree with GG. It's harassment and should be reported to the police.
Yes. You've already told him to stop, and reported it to who you thought would take care of it.
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I would also let the police know what the HOA President had to say about the incident, accusing you of flirting with guard.
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