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Old 03-16-2015, 07:05 AM   #3981
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What do you do when you hire a relative to do a job and the the job he did is piece of s****? That the situation I am in right now.. He is a construction and remodeling specialist, supposedly, who totally messed up the work, but I just cannot start the war. I do not care about him personally, but everybody else involved. No question here, just complaining.


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Old 03-16-2015, 07:14 AM   #3982
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What do you do when you hire a relative to do a job and the the job he did is piece of s****? That the situation I am in right now.. He is a construction and remodeling specialist, supposedly, who totally messed up the work, but I just cannot start the war. I do not care about him personally, but everybody else involved. No question here, just complaining.

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To save your sanity and your wallet, tell him (and your wife on the side) that after looking at your finances, you both have decided to not continue with the project. Wait a month or two, then hire someone who you feel can do the work properly and to your liking. By then your finances should improve. And he should be busy on another project.
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:21 AM   #3983
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Sort of. Here's my bag lady: Attachment 22662
Similar concept, but way more cute!
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:13 AM   #3984
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My vent? "Uptalk" If you are making a declarative statement, say it like you believe it.

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That's interesting. I haven't really noticed any excessive usage of it myself. I had never heard a name for it. I think it is perfectly reasonable in a social setting to use uptalk to indicate that an answer to a question is a guess.

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Old 03-16-2015, 09:49 AM   #3985
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My vent? "Uptalk" If you are making a declarative statement, say it like you believe it.

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Yes, my internal editor DID want to remove the space between the "S" and the rest of the word "Sometimes.

A pet peeve for me as well. But I do enjoy Jeopardy.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:08 AM   #3986
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A pet peeve for me as well. But I do enjoy Jeopardy.
So do I. And when I hear one of the contestants answer with uptalk, I take to mean that they aren't too sure of their answer.
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I think ALL outdoor ice should be bright dayglo orange so you can see it and not fall on your ass taking out the trash.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:00 PM   #3988
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What do you do when you hire a relative to do a job and the the job he did is piece of s****? That the situation I am in right now.. He is a construction and remodeling specialist, supposedly, who totally messed up the work, but I just cannot start the war. I do not care about him personally, but everybody else involved. No question here, just complaining.
For starters, I wouldn't start a war but would be completely honest with him by pointing out all the flaws in his work and was not something you were expecting.
I was in a similar situation several years ago, pointed out the flaws, and ended up redoing more than 50% of the work myself.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:41 PM   #3989
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I prefer the plastic bags. They are so much easier to carry than paper bags (think canned goods).

I also tie the tops before transporting the groceries. That way I don't end up chasing my groceries around the trunk. I just cut the knots off when I'm putting groceries away and just ball them all up and put in the trash. I don't feel they are strong enough to be used again safely.

When shopping at Sav-a-Lot where bags aren't supplied, I often forget to bring my own bags, but large plastic bags are available at the cash register, and only cost 10 each. It only cost me 50 or less, and they are strong enough to be reused. I figure paying for the bags is my punishment for not remembering to bring my own bags.
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I'm on both sides of the plastic bag fence: I, too, tend to fret over the islands of plastic refuse in the oceans. Our State has not yet banned plastic 'grocery' bags, but I'll surely miss them when they go -- that's where the used kitty litter goes. If I don't have the free ones I get at the grocery store, I'll probably just have to buy some for this use.
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