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The ultimate" What would you do" happened to me

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eho, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. Eho

    Eho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Hey guys, Just to let everyone know, I'm a 19 year old solo op. Today I was doing some odd jobs, painting a fence, for a customer of mine. He seems like a very nice guys prolly in his 40s. At the end of a tough days work he came up and said" I'm leaving you your check and this tip in the garage...I'm leaving." As I look in his hand, the tip i see was three Beers! I didn't say anything to him then cuz it kinda shocked me. My first thoughts were" thats so cool"...couldnt wait to brag to my friends about it. Then I thought" what should I really do?" I was pretty sure the guy knew I wasnt 21, but I figured it wasn't worth the risk. I ended up leaving the beer and writing the guy a note explaining I wasnt 21 but really appreciated the tip. I just wouldnt feel right especially if later in the year my age came up and surprised him. I know what I did was the right thing, but what would yall have done. It was really tempting to take the beer, but I knew I couldnt have. Let me hear from ya!
  2. Fishin LCO

    Fishin LCO LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 143

    You did the right thing...it could have bit you in the ass down the road.
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Mail me them beers Eho. BTW what is Eho? If it were spelled differently it would mean "son" in spanish.
  4. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Although difficult....you did the right thing. BTW, what kind of beer was it?
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Good for you.
    You have a bright future............
  6. Eho

    Eho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 205

    Answering your questions:
    Budweiser, and I know Hijo means son in Spanish, but my first name starts with an E, last name with an HO. Similar to A-rod I guess. My friends have just called me eho for years and I guess it kinda stuck.
  7. rickman

    rickman LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 29

    hmmm....thats a hard one ;) depending on the type of beer it was.Is what I
    would have done I guess...if it was some cheap beer I would have left it too..

    Im just messin wit ya! You did the right thing bro! BUT now Im kinda thirsty for a nice coooooold beeeeeeeeeer :D
  8. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    I would have left the Budweiser, too.....unless I was really thirsty...LOL
  9. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,692

    YOU SHOULD OF GUZZLED THEM DOWN, why do you think he only left you 3 beers? so you could still drive home.
  10. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    That's a tough one to call but I guess you did the right thing. I only drink at the end of the day and it's always margaritas, unless I'm eating oysters and then you HAVE to drink beer. I think its some kind of law.

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