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Stiffing the deliveryman


We are having a large piece of machinery delivered this weekend. It will take a team of several people to move it, and it will take a couple of hours to do it. It will cost rather a lot to have it delivered.

We spoke with the movers yesterday to schedule them. They asked for a certified check, payable on delivery.

We asked why they wanted a certified check.

They said it was because they keep having people pay them with a personal check, then those people call the bank to put a “stop payment” on the check as soon as the delivery is complete.

People can be so scummy. If I were the delivery foreman, I would be paying a visit to the people who stiffed me, and I would “enlighten” them about the error of their ways.

Overall, though, a certified check is a nice alternative to violence.

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