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    3 Hours Ago
    Yes Muggs, putting the scarcity thing into practice is implausible. But (and Squish has had some good thoughts on this in the past) a small improvement in ones quoting can mean a much bigger number at the bottom of the page at the end of the year. So how does one implement reverse psychology? I've experimented with a few things, and in a previous life was a salesman. 1: Say you won't do it, not really your thing, bit too small for you, power lines too close, road too busy etc. you can even start walking back to the van. Don't stop talking though! Just keep yakking, all friendly, maybe point out something nice in their garden, a magnolia in flower or suchlike, "how is yours so good? mine never flowers like that!" after a while (they're relaxed now, you're not selling) back to the tree and say "well I suppose if I was to do it it, it wouldn't be too bad, I could knock it off in a morning, let's say €600 (or whatever) I'll write you out a quote in case" You're actually doing them a favour, how could they be so churlish as to not say yes on the spot? If you try this on a job you really don't want, it'll help your authenticity.
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    7 Hours Ago
    For humans it free, although obviously we all pay a set sum from our incomes. I think you guys call it single payer. All went well, I think I cried more than the lady owner!
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    13 Hours Ago
    Tough day today, we've got some friends out here, well into their eighties now, always been healthy but all of a sudden the husband has developed a tumour next to his pancreas. So he's very unwell and their 12 year old Labrador has done the old paralysÚd back leg thing, so I've got to take her to the vets this morning, it's been coming for a week or two apparently. Bad timing for them. That dog has been a real companion for them both.
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    1 Day Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Jerry Lewis, one of those ones where you didn't even realise he was still alive. I loved his screwball comedy, similar to Jim Carrey now I think about it. A good innings.
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    2 Days Ago
    Very good, worth 3 minutes of your time.
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    2 Days Ago
    I remember that. Anyway, I have to go strimming now, in my own garden, my most hated job!
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    2 Days Ago
    Different people find fun in different ways, climbing giant redwoods, yes, I can see that for the experience. Going out and doing what you do on a work day on your day off? Doesn't make sense to me. When I was starting out I would go out and practice on a day off, but that's different.
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    2 Days Ago
    I guess that must be it. Save all that enjoyment for Monday, heighten the pleasure!
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    2 Days Ago
    No you're right, apologies.
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    2 Days Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread Gecko Climbers in The Trading Post
    I have some carbon fibre jobs, seem nice. Only just bought them so no long days ringing down yet.
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    2 Days Ago
    Mick! replied to a thread 50 years. in Announcements!!!
    Well done to them, hope they enjoyed the day. My parents, now both gone, made 50 years.
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    2 Days Ago
    I cannot for the life of me work out why people who climb for a living "rec climb"
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    2 Days Ago
    Touch wood I've been lucky over here so far. Had a trailer and tracked chipper stolen in the UK. As far as measures, I've had an automatic roller door installed to the workshop. On the job theft is not an issue here.
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    3 Days Ago
    How did I miss this thread? To illustrate your point Treetx. When I had decided to move out here I was wrapping up my business in the UK, I was still quoting work but telling the clients that I was moving so if they wanted me to do it a decision needed to be made quickly. Fighting them off with stick I was. Tell people there's only a limited supply of something, they want it bad!
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    3 Days Ago
    Are you confusing Dan from Missouri with the guy that broke his pelvis?
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    3 Days Ago
    Murph, that's an asshole comment. That you run over here to us about it for giggles illustrates that.
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