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...so today I get a call from a guy wanting a small job done quickly.
He tried to be persuasive...his first comment to me was, "I've got a nice warm indoor job for you."
(I guess he figured that would make me want to jump on that.)

Another customer, probably hoping to ensure I'd do a good job for her, was nice enough to give me a large bag of pecans.

Ever get any interesting inducements (or thank you's)?
 

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...so today I get a call from a guy wanting a small job done quickly.
He tried to be persuasive...his first comment to me was, "I've got a nice warm indoor job for you."
(I guess he figured that would make me want to jump on that.)

Another customer, probably hoping to ensure I'd do a good job for her, was nice enough to give me a large bag of pecans.

Ever get any interesting inducements (or thank you's)?
What kind of inducement is a bag of pecans? :whistling2:

My mom lives in TN and says there's pecans all over the place to the point of being a nuisance.

Actually, right now, we're discussing a 1963 chevy pick up with a new ,350, 4bolt main, truck motor, for some interior work. That gives me the warm and fuzzies. Maybe not an inducement as much as a trade.
 

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Wow talk about inducements, have I got a story to tell. A few weeks ago I received a call from a lady who was looking for an estimate for some painting that she wanted done. Well i traveled about 25 miles or so and took my notebook. When I arrived she began by telling me that she had broken her knees and just now was getting around. She used to do all her own painting, of course. I was looking the job over, and she asked me questions, and we had a pleasant exchange. Well as time went on, she told me that I had passed her "honesty test" un be knownst to me! Also, she told me that I had what is described in the bible as "hoary" hair(graying)! And the main enticement was a gift of canned goods. She gave me several canned products including beef roast(2006 by label), Navy bean(2003), Beef & Broth(2005), Turkey(2003), Black Bean(2004), and Chicken(2004). Well after bringing my treasures home, my wife flatly refused to partake. :sick:

Did not get the job. Probably just as well, as she also told me how tight their budget was after informing me that they had received an inheritance.:icon_confused: I spent 2 hours there, being polite and listening.

Happy painting, Paul
 
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