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Old 06-20-2005, 01:43 PM
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Just curious, what other things work well for you and what do you appreciate?

At my regular performance shop I usually buy the guys lunch when I pick up the boat, especially since the last two times I have been in there, it has been the height of busy season, and they have me turned around and boating again on or before the following Friday. When its a little something, and someone put some extra effort, a nice cold and frosty case of beer on a Friday afternoon goes a long way. They don't forget. Even if I am a little short on cash, this effort is well worth it when it comes time to needing help in the future.

Same note, after staying at a couple friends' places here from OSO, taking a visit to www.kcsteak.com and placing an order from our buddy SummerObsession goes a LONG way, and folks still rave about those steaks.

Just trying to share some ideas.

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Old 06-20-2005, 02:48 PM
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Sure, I provide Bill beer all the time! He keeps it running and I keep it clean.

But you are right, Brian. Bill and I had this conversation not long ago about when he was working at XXXX Marina in Woodbridge.

Great topic! Patti
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i just pay them, they can buy their own beer....
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Early morning coffee, thats what Ive brought in the past.
Now that I have my 300x's I hope to just be buying drinks after the Poker Runs and not stopping by the shop sooooooo much
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We usually give our mechanic extra $$ to take his wife out to dinner. But, Kenneth has also given them beer for the weekend.
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I usually give friends money for gas or take them to a nice dinner if we stay at their house or go on their boat. As far as a mechanic goes....haven't had one yet that I didn't want to strangle.
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I do nothing. F-ck em.























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I usually give friends money for gas or take them to a nice dinner if we stay at their house or go on their boat. As far as a mechanic goes....haven't had one yet that I didn't want to strangle.
Yep....never had one I wanted to give MORE money to either.
Thats why I start early with coffee..........the giving feeling usually doesnt last past 9:00am
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Yep....never had one I wanted to give MORE money to either.
Thats why I start early with coffee..........the giving feeling usually doesnt last past 9:00am
That's funny right 'dere.
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With that reply I hope that your mechanic lets you go boating at the END of the summer. He's probably busy with the customers who can show a little appreciation. I know that I am.
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