No More Mister Nice Guy

I used be such a sweet, sweet thing
Until they got a hold of me
I opened doors for little old ladies
I helped the blind to see
I got no friends ’cause they read the papers
They can’t be seen with me and I’m getting shot down
And I’m feeling mean
No more mister nice guy

– Alice Cooper.

In my previous post I described it was time to get nasty with the tenants. on wednesday I faxed them a letter saying they hadn’t paid up for months and they had 3 days to pay up or move out. They email back asked for 5 days to move out and I said ‘NO’ but gave them 4 days. I also said I’d have someone stop by on the 3rd day to pick up the keys.

Well, I just got a call from them. Apparently they just got paid $1550 and want to overnight me a cashiers check. They just wanted to know if I’d accept it. Sure. I’m not one to say no to a cashiers check. Lets see how that works out.

Also got into an argument with the landscaper last night. He sent me a quote for $5400. I negotiated with his wife to bring it down to $5200. I signed it and sent it back, and that constitutes our contract. Afterwards I told him to adjust the stone wall on one side which was crooked if he could do it for a thousand bucks. I also told him that the builder was going to pay $1200, leaving my grand total at $5000. Well he did his stuff and told me I needed to pay him an extra $864 for the sod. I paid him $5200 which is $200 more than agreed on and told him to stuff himself, I wasn’t going to pay anything more than that. Then he claimed I owe him $5400 plus $1000 plus $864 and if i didnt agree to pay he was going to make me come all the way to SLC to show up in court. But he did say he was willing to offer me a payment plan. How sweet of him!

I told him he had it all wrong. The quote I signed was for $5200. There’s no mention of any sod and I’m willing to split the difference but if I had known it was so expensive I would have opted for hydroseeding which is much cheaper than laying sod. Anyway I told him to check his paperwork and call back tomorrow. I’m going to have to be tough with him.

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