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Old 04-16-2007, 01:53 PM   #41
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Jason, that is cool to me. This is America, and anyone can do anything he wants. Very likely everything will be fine.

Re my story, you are not the fat kid or the bully, but the cop is very powerful relative to you. I donít believe in the religious sense of karma, but I sure believe in avoiding making enemies if I can. Some people can be amazingly tenacious in the area of revenge, and amazing unfair about what they feel is justification for it.

Again, whatever you feel best about just do.

I know you are young; my only motivation was to point out possible albeit unlikely downsides to the ideas that you are entertaining.

I have a temper, but you are right that I try to avoid confrontation. My threshold for deliberately running open ended risks is high.

Could be age I guess.

Ha

gotcha. Thanks for elaborating. Dont get me wrong... I see where you are coming from, but I guess youre right.... it might be an age thing I do see my self thinking things through much more thoroughly as the years pass by, considering all the consequences of my actions. That's why I posted here for some advice from those who have probably been there/done that.

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Re: I was written a bad check, and need some help
Old 04-16-2007, 01:56 PM   #42
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There's a cost of doing business. Losses like this are in the cost of doing business. Suck it up and move on; otherwise you'll be spending all your time and energy chasing EVERYONE who stiffs you and not attending to your business.

Can't take this stuff personally ... else, it'll completely consume you.

As a side note, I walk away from 3-5k in rents every year. Simply can't get blood from a stone.
You're very right. I think the 'sticking point' for me is the fact that this is my FIRST EVER bad check from a customer who wont make it right. I know i cant pursue EVERYONE or take it personally
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I'm sorry, but this is a real pet peeve of mine:

principal = 1) primary, most important, or 2) a leader or head of something.

principle = tenet, dogma, rule, code, whatever you want to call it, that should be used when saying "principle of the thing".

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I'm sorry, but this is a real pet peeve of mine:

principal = 1) primary, most important, or 2) a leader or head of something.

principle = tenet, dogma, rule, code, whatever you want to call it, that should be used when saying "principle of the thing".
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I'm sorry, but this is a real pet peeve of mine:
principal = 1) primary, most important, or 2) a leader or head of something.
principle = tenet, dogma, rule, code, whatever you want to call it, that should be used when saying "principle of the thing".
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Comments like this (and situations that make people feel forced to comment) make me believe that the English language needs fewer spelling variations. Is there any other language that has so many puns derived from homonyms, or so many spellcheckers?

A word's meaning is usually pretty clear in context. Considering that no one really gave a damn how things were spelled until Samuel Johnson, maybe we could consider spelling a passing fad and let l33tspeek drive our lexicography back to its lowest common denominator!
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my FIRST EVER bad check
I remember my first eviction ... hired a lawyer since I didn't know the ropes. $800 later the tenant was out. Sooo I offered the lawyer half of the judgement IF he would garnish the kids wages. Would have been about $1500 for him ... he said it wasn't worth pursueing from his end or mine.

Then I knew I had to move-on. No sense getting wrapped around the axel ... principal or not.
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I'm sorry, but this is a real pet peeve of mine:

principal = 1) primary, most important, or 2) a leader or head of something.

principle = tenet, dogma, rule, code, whatever you want to call it, that should be used when saying "principle of the thing".

Thank you.
I think either spelling is correct when using the following phrase:

"It's not the school that I mind, it's the principle of the thing."

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principal = 1) primary, most important, or 2) a leader or head of something.
principle = tenet, dogma, rule, code, whatever you want to call it, that should be used when saying "principle of the thing".
Or just remember that the school principal is "your pal."

What a lot of time is wasted teaching spelling. If we just had an alphabet in which there were one letter for each phoneme, spelling would be a thing of the past.
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I think either spelling is correct when using the following phrase:

"It's not the school that I mind, it's the principle of the thing."



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or same spelling different meanings: Well. Live well below your means.



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What a lot of time is wasted teaching spelling. If we just had an alphabet in which there were one letter for each phoneme, spelling would be a thing of the past.
That would lead to loss of information. English spelling preserves information about word origins and history. It is even an aid in learning new English words, once you have some kind of a base.

I think of English spelling as filling a similar role to the use of Chinese characters (kanji) in Japanese. Yeah, you could do do without, but you'd be much the poorer for it. (On the other hand, the Koreans have largely abandoned Chinese characters in favor of the purely phonetic hangul script, though I gather there is now some discussion of bringing them back.)

On the original subject, while I like the idea of dropping a delayed-fuse 1099 bomb, the suggestion to contact the guy's chief to innoculate against retaliation is probably the best one IF any kind of action must be taken.
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