When to pay?
By John Fraser
Am I being difficult? Probably. Am I right? I think so.
Living in a country where police protection is a privatised service, performed by private security firms, one places a ridiculously high level of trust in one’s armed response company.
Mine was getting a bit slack, failed to replace the sign on the front gate, seemed to charge more and more each year. So I quit.
Not cheap, when you consider that they demanded a full calendar month’s notice, and are still billing me for a service I have cancelled.
The new bunch – initially – seemed a lot better, and were willing to perform a small repair. And then it got messy.
They insist on an up-front deposit for the work, and won’t start it until I have paid this over.
I insist that I will willingly pay, once the work is completed to my satisfaction. I have had experience of shoddy contractors before, and, after all, if it comes to a confrontation, they are the ones with guns.
Who is right, and who is wrong? This is getting silly.