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Old 10-03-2019, 10:41 AM   #31
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I got 4 of them today, 2 texts and 2 phone caller who were so annoying. A chinese woman wanted me to fix the water heater for free because that's what free estimates are for... I still don't get it when they ask for an estimate she said I would fix it for free at the same time.

Another guy called twice and texted me trying to go out for a free estimate and fix it for free as well!!



Here's a text from tonight. I feel like giving him the middle finger. What response would you give back?



Hello, I need a 2 handle bathtub facet, spout and diverter replaced on a 1987 tub with a single handle pressure regulated 1 handle system. I have a $100 budget for the installation - would you be interested? Thanks, John



I would text back and tell them when you have a $500.00 budget give me a call back...
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:12 PM   #32
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I read some statistic years ago that claimed that the media needed to write stories on something like a 5th grade level, or else they would be incomprehensible to the majority of the public. For years I refused to believe that people were that stupid.

Today I think a 5th grade level is way above their level of comprehension.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:13 PM   #33
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I read some statistic years ago that claimed that the media needed to write stories on something like a 5th grade level, or else they would be incomprehensible to the majority of the public. For years I refused to believe that people were that stupid.

Today I think a 5th grade level is way above their level of comprehension.
I agree 100%, I've found that too, levels of intelligence and knowledge greatly differ from a person to the next. I remember in little school the teachers would harass and tease me because I wasn't good in math and some other subjects. Now the tables are turned, I know many math formulas, I do my own accounting, passed administration exams, got several trade certificates, etc.

I look outside my window and the teachers climb sidewalks and bump other cars to get a parking spot, they can't even check their engine oil or tire pressure and they were the ones who were laughing at me back then...

Who's laughing now.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:08 PM   #34
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I agree 100%, I've found that too, levels of intelligence and knowledge greatly differ from a person to the next. I remember in little school the teachers would harass and tease me because I wasn't good in math and some other subjects. Now the tables are turned, I know many math formulas, I do my own accounting, passed administration exams, got several trade certificates, etc.

I look outside my window and the teachers climb sidewalks and bump other cars to get a parking spot, they can't even check their engine oil or tire pressure and they were the ones who were laughing at me back then...

Who's laughing now.


I have seen it first hand too..... personally I dont think 75% of the people in the USA can comprehend much over third grade level....
Also they seem to dumb themselves down with drugs and booze...

I went to school with a jerk that got a full ride to notre dame college, so he thought life was gonna be given to him on a silver platter.... well he went downhill pretty fast and eventually drank himself to death about 6 years ago and did not have a pot to piss in either....

It warms my heart every time I think of him.



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I have seen it first hand too..... personally I dont think 75% of the people in the USA can comprehend much over third grade level....
Also they seem to dumb themselves down with drugs and booze...

I went to school with a jerk that got a full ride to notre dame college, so he thought life was gonna be given to him on a silver platter.... well he went downhill pretty fast and eventually drank himself to death about 6 years ago and did not have a pot to piss in either....

It warms my heart every time I think of him.



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wow your giving the benefit of the doubt with 75%...I would put it at 90+% are complete morons that make it through life by accident....and are lead around by the remaining less than 10%...
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Nope..
I’m too busy to play games. I get emails and texts, regularly.
my response is:
“please call me to book an appointment, @__________,
thank you _________”
If they’re legit, they call if not, its not my problem.
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wow your giving the benefit of the doubt with 75%...I would put it at 90+% are complete morons that make it through life by accident....and are lead around by the remaining less than 10%...

You are probably closer to the truth... I would say that 5% of the people actually run the world and it would literally fall apart if they were taken out of the system, and the other 90% are morons . Then their is that other 5% gap in-between both who get to be middle management .

I was just trying to be nice saying only 75% were morons.........




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Not only the general public, but a lot of trades people,
Trying to read their notes or invoices, it is like reading a Doctors notes
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Not only the general public, but a lot of trades people,
Trying to read their notes or invoices, it is like reading a Doctors notes

My mom wanted me to be a doctor and I said no thanxs I dont want the pay cut from a plumber......but I write like a china man with 4 broken fingers...
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