Some good news for a change! - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 21 Old 03-12-2020, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Some good news for a change!

Couple days ago the doorbell rings early, a teenager there said he just hit my mailbox.
It's a wood post set in concrete and a really old large heavy metal box so it just snapped of the top part, damage really was to car. I said no big deal, then his parents showed up offering to pay, etc.
I fixed it, but said he could paint it (my paint) which he did yesterday in primer. Very respectful and intelligent.
In 40 years it's been hit 10 times, and he was the first to ever stop! Super nice people, he and parents. He's putting himself through college. Today he stopped by and we painted the top coat, he and it took about 15 minutes. I asked him and he's 16! Because of Corona, they closed the college. Then I asked if he would like to help me, I have about 10 projects and how about $10/hr cash? He said that would be great! They live a mile or so away.
It really gives you hope for the future.

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post #2 of 21 Old 03-12-2020, 09:14 PM
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Thanks for good news story!
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post #3 of 21 Old 03-12-2020, 09:17 PM
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He's 16 and in college! Wow that is impressive. Sounds like he has a heck of a work ethic whether it is school or a job.
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post #4 of 21 Old 03-12-2020, 09:18 PM
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It sure does give a glimmer of hope for the future:)

Sounds like a great young man with terrific parents!

And you lucky dog, now you have someone to help you - funny how things work out, lollol"
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post #5 of 21 Old 03-12-2020, 09:21 PM
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Yes, great story! Wish you could send him here when hes done at your house
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post #6 of 21 Old 03-12-2020, 09:33 PM
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Yeah, there are many decent kids out there, brought up to be respectful & responsible. It's nice to be reminded of that!

I once left my purse on the roof of the car at a service station & drove away... at the end of a day's work & people pay me cash. I had about $600 in it! Was about 15kms away when I realised & raced back, but it wasn't at the servo & hadn't been handed in. Drove away & down the road saw a P-Plater(young probationary driver) on the side of the road. On the (very) off chance, I stopped... and she jumped out of the car waving my purse at me, asking 'are you looking for this?'. Turns out they were driving along when they saw $50 notes blowing across the road! She'd found every one & put it back, there wasn't $1 missing! Thanked her profusely & offered one of the $50's but she wouldn't take it. Accepted $20 towards a bottle of something tho.
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post #7 of 21 Old 03-12-2020, 10:53 PM
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What a nice young man! Perfect timing for some good news! Now you have some help and can teach that young man things he might never have learned
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post #8 of 21 Old 03-13-2020, 03:25 AM
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I hope things go well. You may build a really mutually beneficial relationship. But, well, $10 an hour?
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post #9 of 21 Old 03-13-2020, 06:39 AM
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Nice young man and absolutely says much about the role models of parents he had while younger...


Tiny, $10 a hour is going rate on the cheaper end for near anything today.
Won't get a babysitter, lawn-cutter, forget near anything else for less.
Even those "illegal day-laborers" where I use to live were paid cash more than that a hour.
For a honest hours work, $10 can have great returns in accomplished done.
...

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post #10 of 21 Old 03-13-2020, 07:16 AM
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@tinyliny is from Seattle, where the cost of living is higher. I bet she was thinking $10 was on the low end, not the high end, @horselovinguy .

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