|Re: site supervision to protect land & contractual penalties||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (SharonVillinesprodigy.net)|
|Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 10:57:38 -0600|
When my children were little, I had a hard time convincing them of the danger of crossing streets, particularly in the middle of the block, or walking along the edge of a road to the beach. I finally started reminding them that you never know who is in the car--it could be a teenager. Since they knew several teenagers who were completely untrustworthy and probably knew more about it than I did, "Be careful, it might be a teenager" became a warning they gave each other for years, in many situations. Even after they were teenagers themselves. A lot of people working construction are teenagers--Senior Teens but still teenagers. You may have signed the contract with a mature, licensed, careful person, but that person works in the office. The senior teens have the equipment and are much more concerned about which foot goes on which pedal and how cool they look than whether your tree gets flattened or a neighbors property is damaged. (This is not intended to be a criticism of teenagers, just a fact of life when young people are not supervised as well as necessary and when their most desperately serious concerns are not the same as yours.) On contracts: I have a friend who got a free sea wall because she had the wisdom to put in an "unnecessary" clause that said if the wall wasn't finished by a certain date, the contractor would pay penalties. The wall was finally finished the week she reminded him that his penalties had now paid for the wall and she was going to start collecting the penalties in cash to pay for the inconvenience of having his equipment on her property. Sharon Villines Synergy Cohousing, Delray Beach, Florida http://www.cohousing.net
Re: site supervision to protect land & contractual penalties Sharon Villines, February 10 1999
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