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    Now you must know how santa claus feels on christmas eve! Except santa is usually not greeted with a benjamin


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    Come on Rick...
    Did you really find that?

    If so, there's only one word that comes to mind. Unbelievable.

    You did have a cookie, right?


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    Yeah.... but did your STAY bought?

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    Yes, it was for real and I don't like chocolate chip cookies.

    Didn't touch a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    I don't like chocolate chip cookies.
    WHAT??? Are you some kind of commie or something. Everybody likes chocolate chip cookies.

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    I'd have taken the beer and cookies and left a few dollar tip.


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    Gunnar,

    I'm more into the oatmeal raisin ones or the toffee ones.

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    Lite beer and sugar-free pudding... cheap bastards


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    I wonder how long that milk has been sitting out

    I think its funny that someone did that but I dont understand the point of leaving a 100 dollar bill out on the counter.


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    Who in their right mind would mix milk and light beer?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Thomas View Post
    I think its funny that someone did that but I dont understand the point of leaving a 100 dollar bill out on the counter.
    Brian, Guess your new in the home inspection business aren't you?

    By the way, the milk was ice cold as it had just been put out on the counter. This home was a FSBO and had some foundation movement and I think the Benjamin was for me to play it down.

    If there was a realtor involved, I'd be on the horn with them about it.

    My client did come in at the end of this inspection and was in complete shock that someone would do such a thing.

    Stranger thing, they still want the house with all the problems. Go figure.


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    Yes rick I am very new to the industry. I guess my newb status was quite evident . I figured the money was to try and keep you mum on the deficiencies of the house I just am surprised someone would make it so obvious. Im pretty sure that taking that money would go against any organization's SOP!


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    Oh and rick, since I am new and havent seen much in the way of foundation problems before, what were the problems that you noticed on that house? Was it really obvious that anyone would notice or were the problems a little more subtle than that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Thomas View Post
    Im pretty sure that taking that money would go against any organization's SOP!

    Never mind an organization SOP. How about your personal SOP?


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    Absolutely! That would definitely go against my ethics as well. Never mind the ASHI SOP.


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    rick,
    it is refreshing to see a man of principles! i would hold out for the rest of the 12 pack minimun!


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    I'm with Rick ... It's oatmeal & raisin or toffee.

    Not a great fan of chocolate chip or chocolate.

    As for brew ... Shiner Bock is bottle of choice.

    But ... what an obvious setup. That's one for the memory books.


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    Rick
    You complain that someone offers you milk and cookies ( and money too). Would you rather they just threatened to whoop your butt, or sue you for everything you have. Seems like nothing makes you happy.

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    Rick C.

    If they'd been oatmeal raisin, I'd probably thought about it but those puny little chocolate chip cookies looked like something they'd throw on the table at a daycare center.

    The pudding was tempting.

    Even this guy would have trouble eating those cookies.

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    If all of the above would have been served by a scantily clad young lady...........


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    Rick
    That note that says "Help Yourself" looks like one of the ransom notes out of the old cop shows. Maybe a stalker with a thing for home inspectors???


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    You guys are prudes. These are tough times! I'm taking the picture for proof, pocketing the benny, the Heinies for the ride home, and still busting their nasty-ass foundation.


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    Did you check for hidden cameras, they make them real small now a days.


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    Bruce,

    You bring up a good point that everyone should keep in mind.

    I have seen many of these news reports that they have placed hidden cameras in a home to watch service people while they work and see who snoops in places they should be interested in.

    Of all the inspections I've done I have only run across one home that had some hidden video equipment in the attic that was over a bedroom. The guy was some playboy in his own mind I think. The equipment was covered in dust so I'm pretty sure he had not seen some action in a while.

    rick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    Bruce,

    You bring up a good point that everyone should keep in mind.

    I have seen many of these news reports that they have placed hidden cameras in a home to watch service people while they work and see who snoops in places they should be interested in.

    Of all the inspections I've done I have only run across one home that had some hidden video equipment in the attic that was over a bedroom. The guy was some playboy in his own mind I think. The equipment was covered in dust so I'm pretty sure he had not seen some action in a while.

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    I don't know if you remember a post I had but I got a call from a seller asking me why I looked in all his closets, under his sinks and in his cabinets. He did have cameras in the whole house. Like I had said in my post. I did use the bathroom at that inspection. The guy was a freak. I should have demanded the tape to see if he caught the bathroom seen.

    The freak said to me "before you answer I have you on tape". Obviously I was not to nice to the freak. Never heard from him again.


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    It's a Good Thing they did not Use Some Real Bait.
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    Ted,

    You should have nonchalantly said 'Yeah, maybe so, but did the camera catch *which* of the drinking glasses I peed in?'



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    Jerry,

    Not in the glasses.

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    He was probably pissed cause I saw all the family play things under the bathroom sink. Talk about a freak.


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