I have a couple guys around, so called friends that more or less only talk to me when they want something fixed.
Before or after they want me to do something for them they won't give me the time of day, but when they have a problem that I can fix for them all of a sudden it's like I'm their long lost friend.
Got this customer I see around town, at school games, etc... i'm always the one to say hi first, other wise he don't say nothing to me or even give me a smile.
Calls me up one day because his ice maker stopped working. I fixed it and he ask me what he owns me. This time for some dumb reason I decide to ask him, "What do you think it's worth?". The guy knows what I normally charge for a service call.
As he gets his wallet out I thought I heard him say how's $55.00 sound. I'm thinking to myself it sounds cheap, but lets just see where this goes. He hands me the money folded up and says there you go.
I unfold it and see two bills. A twenty and a five. I say in a disappointing voice and with the look of shock on my face, $25.00!
He says, yea is that ok?
I'm thinking to myself WTF!
I put it in my pocket and walk out without saying a word. That was the last straw and I will never do anything for the guy again.
Sometimes I feel it's best just to cut your losses.