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Old 11-19-2009, 02:13 AM   #21
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Honestly, do you think you did it? If you did you might want to go up on his rates to cushion the blow.

All this talk reminds of a time way back before I knew better. I stepped back off a ladder and knocked a small bucket of paint over on the carpet in the living room. Luckily the carpet was being replaced so I was not out anything other than my dignity. I ended up cutting it out of the carpet so they would not have to see my incompetence. All was good in the end though.
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Old 11-19-2009, 02:23 AM   #22
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Yeah this is good advise to all: the new floors that are basicly plywood and 1 million of and inch hardwood on top, be very carefull how you move heavy objects. This is not you grandmas old hardwood floor we are talking about. Welcome to the new soft age.

Been there done that. Cardboard is the only sure bet.
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I was painting a room that had a decent shag carpet. I was cuttin the bottom by the trim and was almost done cutting the whole room. I decided to take a step back and look at the room as a whole. To my total disbelief/horror there was blood all over the carpet! I looked down at my knees and they were all bloody!!! I went to the H/O and let them know.. but then then let ME know they had just broke a lightbulb right before I showed up and told me they were sorry up over and over. They had planned to get the carpet cleaned, and didn't think to get the fecking carpet vacuumed before I got there..

skateboarding for so many years had built up a callus on my knees to were I didn't feel the lightbulb glass cut into them. Thank god at the outcome!!
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No major interior accidents for us (yet), but did have a 3rd-filled fiver dropped from a 30 onto a driveway. Ended up resealing that part.
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We took a break on an exterior and were sitting at the clients patio table. It was hot and sunny so we put up the umbrella... I forgot to put it back down. I guess it stayed up for 2 weeks and then came the phone call.... We had a huge storm and the wind picked the table up with the umbrella and tossed it shattering the tempered glass everywhere... Obviously I paid for it and also learned a lesson.. don't use home owners property it isn't worth it. It just so happens I was already losing money by that point in the job. When it was all said and done that one lost me over 2 G. Table included.
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We took a break on an exterior and were sitting at the clients patio table. It was hot and sunny so we put up the umbrella... I forgot to put it back down. I guess it stayed up for 2 weeks and then came the phone call.... We had a huge storm and the wind picked the table up with the umbrella and tossed it shattering the tempered glass everywhere... Obviously I paid for it and also learned a lesson.. don't use home owners property it isn't worth it. It just so happens I was already losing money by that point in the job. When it was all said and done that one lost me over 2 G. Table included.
Oh man, the stories I could tell about utilizing anything a customer owns.

It got to the point to where I dont even let the guys use any indoor plumbing to clean up....and even had a HO who wanted her garden hose and nozzle replaced because of paint on them.
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After estimating an exterior paint job for a really nice single women, she had me look at the interior of her modest home. I was taking notes and measurements while being very cordial and professional. I felt confident I would get the job because of the connection we had with each other. During our walk through I had noticed little wafts of an odor resembling dog poop. Neither one of us mentioned anything about it so we continued our flirtatious business meeting. Out of curiosity, I lifted my foot to reveal the sole of my shoe, and low and behold, dog sh!t! Panic set in as I realized I had tracked this foul paste all over her house! I apologized to her profusely and began scrubbing the floor with a wet dish towel she sacrificed. Embarrassing beyond belief.

She decided to get the carpets cleaned after I finished painting. Yea, (with a humble sigh), I got the job.
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CApainter thanks for sharing. That story is funny as all get out.
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We were painting the outside of a Sears building. About 4 stories up. When I came down I was met with a beautiful young lady who was nice, but tried to use that against me to get me tilted on my thinking. Well, with all the hair twisting and smiling she said I got paint on her Camaro. I said where was it parked. She walked me to the back of the covered garage and showed me white paint. We were painting coral colored bands. I then showed her the color difference. She laughed and we talked a bit. Well, we dated after that about 6 months and are still friends. Update...She still did not get it buffed off lol. Incase my Wife comes on here, it was before you babe
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I was painting a room that had a decent shag carpet. I was cuttin the bottom by the trim and was almost done cutting the whole room. I decided to take a step back and look at the room as a whole. To my total disbelief/horror there was blood all over the carpet! I looked down at my knees and they were all bloody!!! I went to the H/O and let them know.. but then then let ME know they had just broke a lightbulb right before I showed up and told me they were sorry up over and over. They had planned to get the carpet cleaned, and didn't think to get the fecking carpet vacuumed before I got there..

skateboarding for so many years had built up a callus on my knees to were I didn't feel the lightbulb glass cut into them. Thank god at the outcome!!
I always cut myself at the first couple of jobs I do in the spring time, when my hands are lilly white,and smooth from the winter down time.
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I heard that, or even splinters from caulkin stuff :ouch!:
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