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Response to Rorey (Reply #30)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 09:34 AM

38. My dad was a member of the print press

So, i tend to think in those terms sometimes. Here in Germany, you have to be careful what you print, as they will come after you with a vengeance (legal action) if they think you were unjustified in what you printed. I think in the States, the press is sometimes a little bolder.

Businesses here tend to vary widely in their quality of service, not just the big stores. We once had part of the roof "repaired" here in Germany, but the guy and his company only did 3/4 of the job and then never returned. We had wood hanging dangerously low, and electrical cables dangerously exposed. Since he was still advertising like crazy, we called, left messages, nothing worked. Silence. I finally got drastic, and called the guy's wife to express my condolences on his death. She freaked out, saying WHAT? WHAT HAPPENED? I said, well since he never followed up on his guarantee for his work, we figured he must have had a tragic fatal accident, didn't he? She said no, no, not at all, she had seen him at breakfast. I said that couldn't be, as he had promised weeks before to rectify any damage or unfinished work, and we had taken him at his word. He and his crew came by the next day and fixed everything. He didn't appreciate my call, and we didn't appreciate his shabby business practice, so we were even.

Things in the States seem to have reached a new level.

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