People never cease to amaze me.
I live here in pittsburgh where we got like almost 2 feet of snow this weekend. So on sunday I bundled myself up and went out there to try and shovel my car out of it's winter coccoon. I am quite the girly girl and that snow was wet and heavy as hell. I was really struggling with the shovel. I was frustrated and very close to tears when one of the guys who lives in the apartment above me came to what I thought was going to be my rescue.
He could tell that I was having a really hard time. He said that he would do it for me to help me out. I was relieved. At first. I'm no cheapo and I knew this was hard work so I handed my "neighbor" $40 for his troubles. I went back into the house and crawled under the blankets.
About half an hour later he comes knocking on my door. He said that he had gotten half of it done. I was all like, "oh ok would you like a cup of coffee to warm up and take a little break?". He, in a straight face, says to me that if I want the other half done it was gonna cost me another $20. Are you fucking shitting me? I was floored and for once in my life speechless. I didn't know what to say. What was I going to do? I knew there was no way I was gonna be able to do it so I just agreed and shut the door.
So as I'm sitting there talking to myself about what a jerk this guy is, I had a thought. Maybe he didn't look at the money I handed him and thought it was only 1 $20. Yea that must be it, nobody in their right mind would really expect $60 to shovel out a car. I felt better. Then he knocked.
I opened the door and he said he had finished the job. I said to him, "did you realise that I had given you 2 $20's?" to which he replied yes I know but there was a lot of snow. Unfreakin believable! I had to give this guy $60 to shovel out my car! I couldn't not pay him. He is my neighbor after all and I didn't want to piss him off. What if he's some kind of freak and he started to leave dead animals on my porch or something?
I was really taken back by this but maybe I am just over reacting? I don't know? What do you guys think? Was I just being cheap?