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I think Im going to do some serious damage to my BiL.
Hes moving house tomorrow, he wants the locks changed at the house he's moving to for safetys sake (totally understandable)
Mr IB is a qualified locksmith. He has agreed to do this for BiL after BiL asked him to. BiL rang last night to see what time we'd be there on Saturday to do this (we're 25miles away)- Mr IB said morning time as I have to bob off somewhere else. BiL was then joking about how shocked his mates are when he told them he wont be paying Mr IB do change the locks.
Now is it just me or is this REALLY cheeky? Ive always known BiL is a tightwadded, snidey little b@stard but to not even offer Mr IB petrol money or even a gesture of good will for what he is doing (travelling 50mile round trip to do it for him) and telling him that! Ive told Mr IB I'll drop him off on Saturday, that he is to change the locks and not give him the keys til he at least covers the petrol costs. A professional locksmith (qualified like Mr IB) would charge him in excess of £90 for doing it so why is it ok to stiff us?
I cant believe he thinks its ok - argh :angry:
Sounds like my BIL IB! He could at least get him a bottle of his fave tipple for doing that no?? Our friend came over to lay a carpet with DH a couple of weeks back and I cooked him lunch and bought him a bottle of wine.
Some people have no manners.
Can he not change his own locks? If he doesn't want to cough up for a professional service can't he go to B&Q?
He probably sees it as a family favour. Even so cheeky b'stard.
What a rude tightarse! And bragging about it too! :angry:
I agree, you should at least get petrol money.
The bloke cant even put up a shelf on his own - he is the centre of his own little freaky world. This is the same lame d!ck that got married last year in a registry office, telling noone but their parents and then expects the rest of us to spend nigh on a grand to go to his fake ass "church" wedding abroad
His wife is lovely, I honestly dont know what shes doing with such a twunt - he doesnt give me any reason to doubt the stereotypical IR worker - the guy needs beasting with a large blunt object
He should at least offer :rolleyes:
hmmm, if they are brothers, then I dont see the problem really. I do understand what you mean though. I wouldnt really expect my brother to may be for something i might do for him and vice versa.
The trouble is LJJ where to do you draw the line at 'family favours'????? My outlaws are ALWAYS asking for favours and saying that we have to help because 'we're family' - hence the fact we put them up in our house when it wasn't convenient and we're now dealing with all their mail and bills etc now they are in the US.
There is a line between doing something as a favour to a family member and downright being taken the piss out of IMHO.
He doesnt take an interest in us though LJJ, not unless HE wants something. HE's only out for what he can get and the least he can do is cover the petrol. His house insurance requires a qualified locksmith to carry out the work so he'd have to pay anyone else.
His house insurance requires a qualified locksmith to carry out the work so he'd have to pay anyone else.
:shock: OT but is that common? I change the cylinders myself each time I move but I haven't checked on my policy! I just have a standard policy, I am not a high value contents person.
He has an expensive policy because he has a lot of "valuables" (crap IMHO) but you do have to check the policy wording carefully because if you change them yourself and use substandard (normally anything less than a 5 lever lock - gawd Im such a total locksmith nerd now after listening to Mr IB) then you could invalidate your insurance by not using the right BS marked lock or it may require a professional registered locksith to do it - depends on the insurance company.
(Home security is very big in our house and we have a 5 lever yale and a 5 lever mortice lock as well as various chains - takes me ages to lock up at night :teehee: )
:brainache: I think I will go and check my policy very carefully (if I can find it!)
be careful with any wording that suggests "competant individual"
:lol: No, I'm fully aware that this phrase could never be applied to me in any capacity!
If his insurance stipulates a locksmith, then let him get a different one and pay for it rather than take advantage of Mr IB! Why should you be out of pocket pertrol & time wise for him when he sounds like he doesnt give a hoot about you... cretin.
Ive told Mr IB to keep hold of a copy so when BiL goes away just before Chrimbo we can go and move all his furniture around to freak him out :bwahaha:
Ive honestly never met such a selfish, insular man with such an audacity before in my life
He doesnt take an interest in us though LJJ, not unless HE wants something. HE's only out for what he can get
We are SO related to the same man!!!!!
As my late Nana (God bless her) would say, "He knows the price of everything but the value of nothing" - like his mother in a lot of respects
What would get me is the sneaky way of dropping in 'oh I've told my mates you're doing it for free'.
Even if I was getting my brother or sister to do something like that for me I'd always offer to pay or cook a meal/buy them a bottle of wine or something similar and it is up the them to decide whether to take money or not (I'd just give them petrol money regardless). It's not up to your BIL to decide that you're doing it for free.
My HB and his brother are always doing things like this for each other. But I am guessing that is where the problem is that you know the brother in law will do nothing in return.
Can he not say that seeing as he is driving out of his way to do this that he at least expects being took out for his lunch and a pint as a thankyou??
I doubt it, BiLs wallet never seems to see daylight - infact Im not sure he even owns one, its probably all hidden in a stuffed mattress.
Hes gonna get a piece of my mind come Saturday, Im fed up of him expecting us to jump through hoops for him when he only ever phones for selfish reasons - and dont get me started on his reaction to me being pregnant again, that was enough for me to lose it - I wonder if he has a patio at the new house? Im sure Id could chop him up small enough to fit under one slab, spineless twunt
I would be sorely tempted to phone him on the day at the last minute and say your DH can't do it because another (paying) job has come up :bwahaha: If he's that desparate to comply with his insurance regs and protect all his 'valuables' then he can bloody well pay for it. So there!
Mr IBs already not working Friday night (for which he'd get an extra £20 plus a full days pay if he works the first 4 hours of Saturday!) to do this for BiL and hes supposed to be finishing the floor in our bedroom and being my fetch and carry b!tch at the NCT nearly new sale, which Im now gonna have to go to alone with Mini IB in tow :angry:
Aww, that sucks IB, you need a fetch and carry bitch. What did he say about your pg? Sounds like he needs a good slap and a shouty rant.
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