Taken for a ride
Carol Kayser of Johannesburg writes
I read the editor’s letter in the January 2018 issue and I agree wholeheartedly with the struggle to remember too many passwords!
Another thing that gets my stress levels sky high is paying deposits – R3 000 for paving, R5 000 for painting the roof, R8 000 for sanding the floors etc., etc., etc. I can’t eat, sleep or relax after paying deposits. I pray, pray and pray again that I haven’t been taken for a ride (nowadays, the most trustworthy suddenly can’t be trusted – even if you’ve done your homework or they come “highly recommended”).
“Oh, ye of little faith” is the refrain that goes round in my mind. Then, if they do come back and finish the job, one is always asked for extra funds because only now do they realise that the job was bigger than quoted! Hence, my bathroom is still vanity-free after a tiling job and my back garden is still full of lumber.
Then there’s the issue of taking my pets to the vet, who always has to ‘check something else’ just to make sure. I cringe when I hear those words because I can never say NO!
Thank you for a super magazine – and good luck with the passwords!