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Old 08-24-2005, 06:41 PM
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Unpleasent situations that arise on a job site

The guys were installing a retaining wall project today. The customer’s neighbor’s property runs parallel to part of the work area. Part of The neighbor’s garden borders the work area.I went away for lunch, and returned to find the neighbor hurling obscenities at my workers. The workers were not saying anything in return a couple were just smiling.
I thought it prudent I ascertain the situation quick. I approached the fellow put out my hand, which he refused to shake, and he commenced to lo-rate me for having such idiots for workers. He claimed my workers trampled some of his most prized plants,which i offered to pay for or replant.The offer did not seem to satisfy him, and he starts escalating the obscenities and threatens ,both physically by shoveing the plants up my ass, and with a lawyer lol.By this point in time, he is getting down right nasty and abusive, and I was becoming a little bit disturbed.

So what course of action would you has taken with this fellow?Before you answer, Let me inject one last observation, the guy is obviously mental, to threaten a Six foot Seven inch 330 lb man.

Kill the guy with your people skills, and let him feel the love in your heart.Just talk nice and keep cool ,above all keep cool.

Call the police before it escalates further



Plant a caber up his ass.


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Old 08-24-2005, 06:46 PM
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Interesting Bill. Tell him I will pray for you and walk off. Or get some duck tape and shut his mouth.
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Old 08-24-2005, 06:53 PM
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I personally would have called the cops but, if that did'nt work I have a size 10 steel toe that would look mighty nice up his @$$. And I do agree that he's a nut job for talking to you the way he did. He should also be thankful that you did'nt slap the taste out of his mouth.

So,If I may ask what was the outcome?

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Old 08-24-2005, 07:33 PM
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This should be very interesting

Bill I'll be curious how this turned out. Given the modern social climate it would be very possible for someone like this to start shooting. I think you did what a sensible man would do regardless of how ridiculous it was to threaten you.
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:40 PM
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I like this option....lol, and I just know Jack would of handled it calmly and cooly too, LOL, he he he


* Kill the guy with your people skills, and let him feel the love in your heart.


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Old 08-24-2005, 08:03 PM
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I had a similar situation in my company a while back. We had the property surveyed before work started and it turns out the neighbor of the client had encroached about 10 feet into the clients property. We were there to put in a privacy fence and some associated landscaping.

We start digging holes for the posts and the homeowner goes beserk about us digging in their lawn....I show her the survey stakes and she starts with the profanity. I told the crew to ignore her, do not react to her no matter what she does. Husband comers home and goes ape shiit as well, he pulls up the iron rod and throws it at me and then leaves. She places a sprinkler at her property line and starts to water her lawn, and us.

We ignored her (which pissssed her off even more) finished the job and left.

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Old 08-24-2005, 08:18 PM
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i would have probably continued with a real sarcastic attitude, that same crap happens on my street all the time
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Old 08-24-2005, 08:27 PM
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round up
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Old 08-24-2005, 08:33 PM
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I like the old dude. Sounds like one fiesty ******.

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Old 08-24-2005, 08:38 PM
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I would have gently place my arm around his shoulders and politely out of hearing of any witnesses told him to please refrain from any further obscenities, And continued to explain to the man as I gently squeezed him tighter that obscenities are the number 1 cause of accidental self induced pain at the most unexpected time.
My explanations seems to always get the point across. That or my soothing voice
BTW- he may be stupid but he not nuts when he can threaten you with a lawyer.
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