My husband and mother are teetering on a confrontation this week. My dh did some work for my mom last summer on her yard. At the time he told he he would not due it for free but just a little something for his time and for gas. Well they never discussed a price, so shame on both of them IMO. But also given that my mom is family he could have been a little more forthcoming with what he expected. Well basically when all was said and done he gave her a bill for $1100 and she was duly pissed. Well she anticipated a couple hundred based on their discussions. Now mom is good at knowing it is not my fault and tries to keep me outta this. She has paid him about $300 thusfar and I think given she is family he is being a jackass about this. Well he is hounding her for the rest and hounding me to hound her. Basically I just gave her the heads up because I told them both that I am out of this because I think they BOTH should have discussed this prior to the work being done. But my dh always gets pissed when I tell him that but I am sorry it is BS they way it went down and my dh does what is convenient when it is convenient and I don't agree with him at all......so my mom has pretty much told me he is not going to like it when she talks to him. Mind you there have been times she has helped us out in the past without repayment, but he is expecting a premium for his time because he knows they make more than us, but still that is no excuse for how ignorantly this was all handled.....so now I wait for the implosion. Now to wait for the fall out! Any ideas how to avoid this fiasco as much as I possibly can?Answer Question
Answer by wildflowers25 at 11:22 AM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by misses_nick at 11:24 AM on Jan. 31, 2011
Wow. Family is family. They are suppose to help each other out. Have you done anything for his family for little or no money to make him understand. Or explain how Karma works (do something nice for someone and you receive it as well). Just a thought. Sorry for your situation. I hope things work out soon for you!!
Answer by jen2774161 at 11:25 AM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by admckenzie at 11:47 AM on Jan. 31, 2011
Answer by 21lisa72 at 8:52 PM on Jan. 31, 2011
Next question overall
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