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I talked but she didn't listen!!
01-26-2012, 04:01 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-26-2012, 04:05 PM by Rubensgt40.)
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RE: I talked but she didn't listen!!
Yes, it's even more difficult when it's family!

I tell customers all the time that because they have dropped hot waxes, oils and acidic foodstuffs, and left them sitting for days on their waterbased-coated kitchen timber floor, they can't complain to us or the contractor when it starts to delaminate. And they didn't even mention the three screaming kids and the labrador.

Lo and behold, one day, my own wife complained about the exact same thing of our half-renovated kitchen (did a brilliant job on the old hardwood floors I did) and said it was the product! How to explain without bringing up my desire for a more, um, frequent cleaning regimen...

JD I think you have the wrong approach with women. You were being all logical, technical, factual and blokey.

The correct way: Wait for the impending moisture-related floor failure, the subsequent explosive confrontation with said contractor, and the bitter, expensive wash-up. When she is lamenting all of this, you say "and how did that make you feel??"
(01-25-2012, 12:31 PM)CC Solutions Wrote:  She said it must be fine because the carpet has been down for years and there's no trouble with that.

In all seriousness, even this should pique concern. Yes, some carpets can help moisture release, but the underside can host more mould and harmful bacterias than a mad scientist's petri dish.

Think of the children!!



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RE: I talked but she didn't listen!! - Rubensgt40 - 01-26-2012, 04:01 PM