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That's how many "contracts" are done - on a handshake.  My prior home we had central AC and paving for the driveway all done on a handshake.


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Yep!!  The guy even threw in wiring the attic for lighting fixtures.  The only contract signed for my home was when buying it a good many years ago. 

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And, alas, my work needed to be postponed until Monday (they had an urgent job come in), but while I had their scheduler on the line, I asked her if they ever run anyone's credit before doing a job. Her reply was "Honey, that's why we have contracts!" (said through her giggling).

 


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You need to sign a contract to replace some fixtures?  Doubt it was enough for financing.  We just shook hands on replacing our entire AC system...way up in the thousands.  He gave me a ballpark figure, I told him ok, then when he finished he handed me his bill, then I wrote him a check.  No contract.

 

 


That's how many "contracts" are done - on a handshake.  My prior home we had central AC and paving for the driveway all done on a handshake.

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@BigLib wrote:

 

And, alas, my work needed to be postponed until Monday (they had an urgent job come in), but while I had their scheduler on the line, I asked her if they ever run anyone's credit before doing a job. Her reply was "Honey, that's why we have contracts!" (said through her giggling).

 


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You need to sign a contract to replace some fixtures?  Doubt it was enough for financing.  We just shook hands on replacing our entire AC system...way up in the thousands.  He gave me a ballpark figure, I told him ok, then when he finished he handed me his bill, then I wrote him a check.  No contract.

 

 

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  Biglib-- thanks for the laugh! Funny thing, I had an electrician here yesterday, I offered to pay him by check, he said no I should wait until all the work was done. Amazingly enough, he never once asked me if he could do a background check, or look into my credit rating!!

  


hehe yeah, right wing logic is always good for a laugh. It's always amusing to watch them walk back their rhetoric.

 

And, alas, my work needed to be postponed until Monday (they had an urgent job come in), but while I had their scheduler on the line, I asked her if they ever run anyone's credit before doing a job. Her reply was "Honey, that's why we have contracts!" (said through her giggling).

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (13 pages of lies and growing)
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The electrical contractor will be here in a couple of hours. Gonna be sure to ask if they ran my credit first.

 


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I doubt that the electrical contractor would be the one doing the work, but instead send a repairman.  That is unless it is one of those self-employed guys.  I'm also sure that no credit check is required because mostly if they're not paid, they'll file in small claims court, besides running a credit check would probably cost more than just changing fixtures.

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  Biglib-- thanks for the laugh! Funny thing, I had an electrician here yesterday, I offered to pay him by check, he said no I should wait until all the work was done. Amazingly enough, he never once asked me if he could do a background check, or look into my credit rating!!

  

Gee, I miss having a real President!!
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sp362:  Richva, Personally, I think the recovery was longer and less energetic than it would have been if there was a more aggressive stimulus from the start (which was proposed and reduced).

 

 

I agree 100%.

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Sp362-- see how a little common sense goes such a long way? Thank you for your post,  and your common sense.


So what would you have done?  Would you rather be living through our economic recovery, or the economic recovery going on in the European Union, which took a different approach?

 

If that is the post you were "kudo-chasing" about, what was the common sense? I did say that the approach of Keynse was useful in the short term, not as a continuing process. So, the issue has not to do with dealing with a recession. It has to do with a permanent economic model.

 

The Keynse approach was tried by Obama but became politicized and, as a result, was only marginally successful.


So, your new trick is to edit together different posts while leaving out the "meat" of the conversation?  It must work since two posters whose economic insights would fill a thimble have you given kudos for it.


I'm lost - what editing are you referring to. I am offering my opinion on this and other topics. Admittedly, sometimes a rational response does take something a bit deeper than "says a typical fox viewer" and that may seem like "editing together different posts" when it is actually editing together a complex, amazingly intelligent thoughts.


You edited PC6063's 2 line post with my last post to what had been a lengthy discussion between us.  If this was inadvertent, no harm done.

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@pc6063 wrote:

Sp362-- see how a little common sense goes such a long way? Thank you for your post,  and your common sense.


So what would you have done?  Would you rather be living through our economic recovery, or the economic recovery going on in the European Union, which took a different approach?

 

If that is the post you were "kudo-chasing" about, what was the common sense? I did say that the approach of Keynse was useful in the short term, not as a continuing process. So, the issue has not to do with dealing with a recession. It has to do with a permanent economic model.

 

The Keynse approach was tried by Obama but became politicized and, as a result, was only marginally successful.


So, your new trick is to edit together different posts while leaving out the "meat" of the conversation?  It must work since two posters whose economic insights would fill a thimble have you given kudos for it.


Ha! More like their economic insights couldn't overflow a thimble.

 

The electrical contractor will be here in a couple of hours. Gonna be sure to ask if they ran my credit first.

 

 Does that thimble think Keynesian economics are good - that it was properly applied by Obama -or was typing about the thimble the point?

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@sp362 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

 


@pc6063 wrote:

Sp362-- see how a little common sense goes such a long way? Thank you for your post,  and your common sense.


So what would you have done?  Would you rather be living through our economic recovery, or the economic recovery going on in the European Union, which took a different approach?

 

If that is the post you were "kudo-chasing" about, what was the common sense? I did say that the approach of Keynse was useful in the short term, not as a continuing process. So, the issue has not to do with dealing with a recession. It has to do with a permanent economic model.

 

The Keynse approach was tried by Obama but became politicized and, as a result, was only marginally successful.


So, your new trick is to edit together different posts while leaving out the "meat" of the conversation?  It must work since two posters whose economic insights would fill a thimble have you given kudos for it.


I'm lost - what editing are you referring to. I am offering my opinion on this and other topics. Admittedly, sometimes a rational response does take something a bit deeper than "says a typical fox viewer" and that may seem like "editing together different posts" when it is actually editing together a complex, amazingly intelligent thoughts.

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