Can’t They Just Wait ?

@SIMPLYD (73931)
Philippines
April 20, 2017 2:51am CST
Last night at about 9:30 in the evening, we heard all our dogs barking at the front gate. There were two men by the front gate. They were looking for my brother-in-law, who earlier went out in his car together with the boy helper, to throw our garbage at the designated place. They said that my brother-in-=law, side swept their motorcycle, parked outside too, near where my brother-in-law always parks his car at that vacant lot , fronting our house since he would always still go out at night. He would finally have it driven to our garage, once he decides he won’t be going out anymore. So my hubby talked to the two guys to wait for his brother to come back. However, in a little while, here they come again, asking for the plate number of my brother-in-law’s car. My hubby got annoyed and told them to just wait because he will surely pay the broken side mirror. He further said that we are neighbors, why would they make a blotter out of this small incident, when it will just be paid, as to whatever was damaged. So when brother-in-law came back, he apologized and gave them money which they dictated, for the side mirror of the motorcycle. Would you be like those men, make an issue out of it, when all they have to do is just wait for my brother-in-law to come back and make him pay, since anyway our houses are just side by side?
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@LadyDuck (113398)
• Switzerland
20 Apr
Some people are rude, may be it was not even your brother-in-law who broke their side mirror.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
20 Apr
Well, my brother-in-law accepted it at once, so Ii think he knows he hit something when he maneuvered his car. He is an honest person. He works in a bank.
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@LadyDuck (113398)
• Switzerland
20 Apr
@SIMPLYD I have known several scammers who worked in a bank, but I am sure your brother-in-law is honest and it is possible he knew he hit something.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@hereandthere (21897)
• Philippines
20 Apr
it seems like your brother-in-law was aware of the incident. why didn't anyone text him that there are people waiting for him? i agree, though, that they acted as if it was a massive hit-and-run and your brother-in-law has become a fugitive! hahaha!
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Actually, he is not. He just came to know about it when he arrived. He knows it could really be him who hit the side mirror, because the motorcycle was there in a bit far place from him. Though he has to manuever going out from that place so its most likely he hit it. We didn't text him anymore, because we know that he will soon be coming back with our helper. Yes, as if it was a big amount. It was just for 550 pesos or $11 , for the side mirror.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
he was throwing garbage and it won't take time to be back home,
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@cacay1 No, it was just in a near place. And they have a car, so it will be just for a while. He came back , maybe after about 20 minutes after the two came back again .
@ridingbet (34741)
• Philippines
20 Apr
why didn't they complain to the barangay hall? if the amount they asked is not right for the damage, that could be a case of harassment. i believe the situation should be documented. did anybody take picture of the 2 men? or the motorcycle that was sideswiped by the car?
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Actually, it was already late in the evening. My brother-in-law when he arrived merely told them how much is the side mirror. He gave them the $11 they priced for it.
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@ridingbet (34741)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@SIMPLYD i hope they won't go back to your 'bayaw' when the amount they asked is not enough.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@ridingbet They didn't They were the ones who stated the amount.
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@allknowing (54688)
• India
21 Apr
Wonder why they were suspicious - very odd considering you are neighbours.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Actually, one is the brother of the owner and they just came for a visit. So that's why , they thought they will be denied payment. My brother-in-law paid them what they asked , $11 for the side mirror of the motorcyle.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@allknowing bad neighbors cannot wait for the person.
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@allknowing (54688)
• India
21 Apr
@cacay1 Most neighbours are bad. We too have one (lol)
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@jstory07 (56147)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Apr
They could have just waited.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
20 Apr
Precisely.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
That is right why pressure them.
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@Shavkat (43804)
• Philippines
20 Apr
These people are so inconsiderate. I hate dealing with this kind of behavior.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Yes. They think my brother-in-law have gone to avoid paying them.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@Shavkat and considering the damage could be replaced with a new mirror they should have been waiting so patiently not barking up a wrong tree.
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@Shavkat (43804)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@cacay1 Then, I will bark back with these people. I can't understand why some people are like this.
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• Pamplona, Spain
20 Apr
They sound like bothersome people who make mountains out of molehills really. Mind you it would be like that here. Lucky for us there is plenty of Parking Space but even so they will park right next to you if they feel like it.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
They are not actually our neighbors. They are just visitors of our neighbors- one is the brother of the male spouse, who is abroad working. So that's why they don't actually know my brother-in-law to be an honest man. He didn't even know he hit the motorcycle, though he didn't complain when they told him so, because he has seen the motorcycle to be there too, when he parked his car earlier on, coming from his office.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
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• Pamplona, Spain
21 Apr
@SIMPLYD A situation like that I have come across before more than once. He even kept ringing me up various times of the night and three years later he had not forgotten. He based it all on that someone had said that they had seen my Hub park by him and he assumed that it was him because of the say so of someone else. This Country works like that very much afraid it does.
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@Kandae11 (23554)
20 Apr
I can't believe they live just next door and made such a fuss. He couldn't escape without paying, really. I hope they didn't overcharge him.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
I hope so too. My BIL after having told about it, paid them when they stated the amount. He didn't like to be bothered by them anymore that's why.
@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
They are afraid not to be paid,lols.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@cacay1 Correct!
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
20 Apr
Seems a bit annoying to me. Glad your bil owned up to it and paid them.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
He didn't know he hit the side mirror. He only knows that there's a motorcyle parked by that vacant area too.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@DianneN , that is the best word annoying complainant of a non-serious thing plus being neighbors mean respect of both sides.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
21 Apr
@SIMPLYD He is honest and honorable.
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21 Apr
they should have waited instead. How much did your BIL pay?
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
I have learned last night that it was just for a minimal amount - just a side mirror, which is for 550 pesos or $11.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@SIMPLYD That is already money for them, I hope the price is not over priced.
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21 Apr
@cacay1 i guess it was not overpriced. I remembered our former neighbor who charged my husband 75pesos for a mineral water
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@MALUSE (30184)
• Denmark
20 Apr
They may have had negative experiences before.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
20 Apr
But then, we are just neighbors.
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@MALUSE (30184)
• Denmark
20 Apr
@SIMPLYD Do you want me to tell you something about our silly neighbours? We have neighbours living opposite each other who call the police for the slightest problem instead of talking to each other.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
20 Apr
@MALUSE Really! Oh they are scary neighbors. They are the ones to be complained of.
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@just4him (85286)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Apr
I wouldn't, but a lot of people are like that today.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
True. They don't want to wait, but just would like to have immediate money.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@just4him , I agree with you, so many harsh people like them, maybe influenced much with technology or abused it.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@SIMPLYD They are so demanding without thinking it was just a simple thing or amount too small.
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• New Delhi, India
20 Apr
This was very bad in their part
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Indeed. As if , my brother-in-law won't pay them. He already paid them the next day. The side mirror cost $11.
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• New Delhi, India
21 Apr
@SIMPLYD some people are so impatient
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
22 Apr
@amitkokiladitya Yes. But aren't we sometimes too, but not in that way.
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@JudyEv (92033)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Apr
I think they were very impatient. It was nothing to do with you really.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
True. It's as if they thought my BIL will not pay them when it's just $11 that they wanted to be paid. My BIL paid them outright.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@JudyEv yes true very impatient, they are so demanding and keep on barking up a wrong tree.
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@epiffanie (8351)
• Australia
20 Apr
They are anxious ..But are they normally friendly neighbours before the accident?..
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Actually the owner of the house is the brother of one of them . They go there to visit once in a while. Our neighbors are kind. I always would go there when we discuss some concerns like the street lights to be replaced when busted. We ( 4 neighbors) share on those things. So, they thought my BIL won't pay them.
@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@epiffanie Maybe those neighbors are afraid not to get paid,
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@Happy2BeMe (62516)
• Canada
20 Apr
They definitely should have waited and talked to your brother-in-law when he got back. There was no need to bother you and your husband or to involve you in the matter.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
It's okay with us that they told us about it. However, they should be patient because my BIL will surely come back and would own up to it. He is an honest guy, working as assistant manager in a government owned bank.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
@Happy2BeMe , That is true, they are barking up a wrong tree.
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
20 Apr
If it was my car that was side swept by your brother in law, it is indeed an issue. Why? Because I was taught that when accidents like that happen it is mandatory to report it to the nearest police station for a blotter report to be prepared not because I am planning to sue your BIL but because it is required by the car insurance company so I could have it fixed at no participation cost. It doesn't matter whether it's my neighbor who did it or a stranger. It is a must.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Actually, my BIL didn't know he hit the motorcyle. I am sure if he knows, he would have knocked at our neighbors and told them he will pay for whatever damages because they will just be coming back after they have thrown the garbage at the place of disposal. Much more, if it is a car he accidentally hit. He will let pay for it. He is an honest guy. He is now the assistant manager of Land Bank and will be awarded a loyalty award for having been with the bank for 28 years, comes November. Those two men were just actually there at our neighbors overnight. So, they are impatient to be paid.
@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@SIMPLYD It's not a question of whether he is honest or not. The insurance company requires a blotter report. That's my reason to have it reported and nothing else. Or else I won't be able to have my car fixed with the insurance paying for it.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@toniganzon Oh i see. Even just a motorcycle, it is like that?
@jobelbojel (4315)
• Philippines
22 Apr
Those men aren't neighbors because of their attitude. I would wait for the person instead of rushing things.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
22 Apr
actually, they aren't our neighbors. They just go there once in a while to visit.
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• Philippines
25 Apr
@SIMPLYD that explained why they acted like that.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
26 Apr
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Apr
There are truly morons who do not understand. I hate people lie them pressuring you and your husband when you were not the concerned person that side swept their cheap motor,lols.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
You are funny. Actually, it's okay with us when they first told us about it, because they know it's my brother-in-law's car not my husband's, since ours is at the garage. Not being used if not important and long distance places. Gasoline is expensive , remember.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Apr
@SIMPLYD so funny indeed hahahaha
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
25 Apr
@diosabella (4844)
21 Apr
I don't want to be rude or saying bad things to other people but nowadays a lot of people wanted to make easy money out of every one. Making a big deal of something that is so small.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
That is true. That is what we are thinking why they seemingly so in a hurry to ask for the payment. My brother-in-law didn't even complain at all when they asked $11 for the side mirror.
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21 Apr
@SIMPLYD I hope they won't come back to ask for more.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@diosabella If they come back , they will be reported to the police already.
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