I had a good, got laid off, and when I really needed a job, this guy, JOE, helped me out. After only a few months I was captain of his crew. Towards the end of the year, I recieved a job offer I could not refuse, I took it. Joe begged me to stay and offered more money, but without the benefits, I had to say no. I let him barrow a very nice and thick tarp and a couple of truck tie downs. I told him he could use them until I needed them back. Anyway, about a year and half went by and I needed them back so I had something to cover up my new mower. I called him up, and he told me that he had gotten rid of it and the tie downs. He apologized, and said that they had gotten really ratty and were discarded. I said,ok, and left it at that. I ran into a good friend that runs a chain of stores that I used to mow for under his command. Boasting my new card,I strutted into his office, and jokingly proclaimed "who cuts your grass?"his reply was"you do!".He proceeded to tell me of these progressing problems that he has been having with Joe and says that HE IS currently looking for a different service. He said that he would be happy to bring me on board. I told him that I could not take these accounts from him for the simple fact that he gave me a job when I really needed one. My friend said, "well, it is here if you want it".Quite literally minutes later I ran into Joe's landscaping right down the road from the guy I was just talking to. I did not see him, but his truck and one of his workers ~WHO BTW WAS IN THE PROCESS OF FOLDING UP MY TARP AND PLACING IT IN THE BACK OF HIS TRUCK!I asked where Joe was, he said he is out front. I managed to find him, and started the usual small talk and then stated, "Hey, remember that tarp I called about almost a week ago?" he says"Ya, the one I chucked out."I said "Ya I just saw your worker back behind your truck folding it up and putting it in the back of your truck" he says, "No I just picked that one up less than an hour ago it is new."(I WAS STANDING OVER TOP OF IT EXAMINING IT AND IT WAS MINE, RIPS, TEARS AND ALL) I dropped it there. So now the question~Do I take those accounts or do I just walk away from the situation?