Sorry to always bring up my hauling business, but I don't really get answers in the other threads and this just pertains to the business aspects anyway. Anyway, I was out doing a job for my buddies family. It was a full load which is 15 cubic yards. My average rates are around $250 a load depending on the circumstances (weight, accesibility, etc.) But I gave her a price break at $200. I was just finishing up my load when a neighbor came over. He started talking to her and I could overhear him talking about how he had some stuff he wanted to get rid of, it was not much about 2 arm loads. But before I knew it he was telling his son to load it into my trailer. Well this pissed me off, but since it was my friends family's neighbor I didn't want to make a fuss. Well, it kept eating at me, especially since he didn't even ask me if it was ok. If he would have asked I probably wouldn't have cared so much, or even offered me a couple bucks. I'm sure it made no difference for my friends family either way, I mean I charged for a load (sort of). I finally just told him when he was walking away that next time he would have to pay, because I can't charge one family and not another. Should I have said anything? Or should I have just let it go since it was my friends neighbor? I mean I'm sure the guy makes a lot more than me, assuming that he pays for all the toys that were parked at his home. But I am struggling to make ends meet. I am a new business and things can be difficult your first couple years. My expenses almost equal my gross revenue. I have just enough money to get by and get my business to grow slowly. What would you guys have done? I mean you have a lot of money invested into your business and I'm sure you wouldn't want to let some guy use your equipment cause his wasn't working. I am just wondering what you guys would have done. I mean even though my trailer was pretty full, it probably didn't make to much of a difference but I don't like to do charity work. People do not realize that running a business is so expensive, even something that I do. Give me your 2 cents guys. I have over 14,000 invested in equipment (which according one of the last threads isn't much compared to some of you), and this is my livelihood, atleast he could have asked. I later called and apologized for embarassing her, but I didn't really give a sh** what he thought.