ransley: Why do you think I paid them?
Don Phillipson: Instead of TV or newspapers, which I didn’t think
about, I am reviewing the company online. I have asked the contractor
to redo the work.
George: What does it matter when I asked them? They didn’t do it.
But thanks for letting me know you think it is standard practice.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Why do you think they didn’t power wash? I
asked for the job to be completed properly. The contract talked about
power washing, caulking, and generic prep. Thanks for letting me know
you think the windows should have been cleaned. Who cares whether
they choose to brush or spray? They should do the job right either
way. I didn’t tell them about the plants while it was occurring,
because I wasn’t there (who can take off every day of work to watch
the painters?). I can withhold some reasonable amount from the final
payment only if my local contract laws allow and only if I have
reasonable proof I will suffer financial damage, i.e. the plants will
need to be replaced.
Michael Angelo: Thanks for alerting me to a possible moisture
problem. Why do you think it’s on my siding? The peeling spots
certainly were caused by moisture, but not from the inside.
Evan: I gave as much detail as needed. What do geographic labor
rates have to do with performance? I paid more than average.
George: The spots are something tiny, hence the use of the word
“spots” (spot: a small area visibly different from the surrounding
area). Yes, I’m giving you a hard time for your "prolly" sentence.
Thanks for letting me know you think a competent painter would point
out the existence of a moisture problem and suggest having it
email@example.com: Thanks for letting me know you think painters
should scrape/wire-brush/spot prime/wash.
WW: Yes, any worker who is not a citizen has a Green Card. But why
would that matter, other than this: Natives of Latin America working
in the U.S. generally work harder than natives of the U.S., and are
willing to do jobs natives of the U.S. won’t (Sources: personal
observation, news reports, studies).
firstname.lastname@example.org: Thanks for letting me know your think a person
work done deserves a job that at least meets minimum acceptable
practices in the industry
The Ghost In The Machine: Instead of the BBB, which I find not very
useful, I am reviewing the company online.
Everyone: This was fun! I had extra, useless time to waste while
stuck on a computer and chose to reply to you all. Overall, you have
confirmed to me that what they did was wrong and what I am doing is
correct. Long live USENET!