All I can say is that both of you went way off the deep end on this
My comment had nothing to do with hating America, Obama, "pansy ass
ofeeeeeeeeended from my heritage side", or anything related to
anyone's nationality, upbringing, politics or religious beliefs.
Honesty is honesty and doesn't need a locale related qualifier.
That was the gist of my comment and nothing more.
That's an interesting way to word it.
Call me wrong once again and then request a truce.
OK, let's do it your way:
Even though I was *improperly* chastised, I'll grant your request for
A legitimate charge for product or services received that was not paid
It's time to report to the IRS. They came up short. They discovered
that they forgot to bill you for something.
Obviously, the charge is legitimate or your post would have been
worded much differently. I would have expected something like:
"I paid the roofers back in June and now I'm getting this bill with a
bogus charge for $700 worth of masking tape and animal crackers!"
Instead, you make no mention of what the charge is for.
Admit it; it's something the roofers provided, but wasn't on the
original bill. You caught the mistake, but kept your mouth closed
figuring you'd get something for nothing.
The stand-up honest American thing to do here is PAY THE BILL.
However, I would call them and express my concern and displeasure over
the heavy-handed use of the PAST DUE stamp on the bill... how this is
the first time I've heard from them in 7 months, and how an oversight
on their part should not result in a black mark on my credit rating.
reply: How do you know all this stuff without any information? Do you have
ESP? Are you a psychic, or just psychotic?
Doesn't sound like it from the information given.
If a contractor signs a contract to do a job for a total cost of
$3000, with 50% to be paid now and 50% to be paid on completion, then
once you have paid $3000 total, you are DONE paying. He contracted to
do the job for a flat rate of $3000 and that is what you paid. You
picked him over other bidders, at least partially based on that price
that he committed to in writing.
If the contractor made a mistake in calculating his bid, that really
isn't your concern. What if his bid was $3000, and someone else lost
the job because they bid $3500, and now the contractor wants an
additional $2000 7 months after being paid in full for the contracted
price? You could have gone with the guy who wanted to do the same job
That's why there are contracts, and bidding.
I always write paid in full on the check when I pay for a job like
this. That overrides the agreement on the contracted price. Once I
had a dispute about cost sent the guy a check and he marked out the
paid in full and cashed the check. He then took me to small claims
court for what he saw as the rest of his money. He made his claim. I
showed the judge the canceled check where he altered it and the judge
found in my favor.
Even if it was for a real charge that he forgot....you had a contract
for a certain price. You can't be charged more if you didn't agree to
it. If it were me, bas3ed on everything you stated (assuming it's
true)...I wouldn't pay.
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