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Old 03-02-2020, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by latunafish View Post
I appreciate everything you said in the first post. Actually, I admire your integrity to your “no review” stance.

However, and this is just my personal opinion on what I would do. I have been in the sales/service industry since 1972 and I am always looking for a barter/bargain situation. I would have written a positive review to save the $145. ( but not dishonest) that is several tanks of gas for one of my vehicles. I have managed by the bottom line theory, tempered with “the do right rule.” ( every deal is not a money maker)
Well, I suppose a review should be honest if it is to be worth anything at all. Seriously, what is the point of dishonest reviews?

My honest review would have read: “I had a really easy, totally non-emergency plumbing problem that I could have handled myself if I had a single handy bone in my body, which unfortunately I do not. The plumber came out, jiggled something and lo, the toilet worked again.

The plumber was fairly responsive to my scheduling requests. I would have preferred he didn’t drop by during lunch, but that what fit best in his schedule, so I said OK.

He wasn’t uncouth or nasty or smelly. He offered not to charge me $145 for 2min and 17secs of work, but only under the condition that I would write a review for him. So, here it is! Three stars, I guess ...”

Maybe this would have been better?
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