Some people love snow, while others despise it, as they relate it to cold weather, wet feet, and having to mow it. But it could also lead to a lot of unexpected situations, such as the one this list is about.
A woman shared on Reddit the story of how some neighborhood boys decided to mow the snow from her driveway and ask for money for it later. The thing was, they never asked if they should clean it or not in the first place. She had no idea what happened until they knocked on the door and asked for a total of $60 for their services.
The woman said no, as she was more than surprised by the whole thing. The boys got upset, and even one of the kids’ moms came to ask for the money. She screamed at the woman who was supposed to pay this money without even agreeing to it first. The woman denied any money, and the mother left furious.
As a result, the woman thought she did the right thing, but she wondered if she was to blame, so she asked Reddit. We think she had every right to deny giving money under such circumstances.
Most redditiors agreed with that. You can read the whole discussion on Reddit.
1. The squat
Here is how one user described the whole thing just the way it was in reality. Even if the woman was willing to allow them to mow the snow, paying them this much money would have been out of the question.
2. The kids
The kids who engaged in this activity could have caused a lot of trouble, and we guess the woman should have asked them to never come and even stand in her driveway again, no matter the occasion.
3. The hill
We guess that this person has a point. Some kids can start plotting their revenge as soon as an episode like this is over, and we agree with it.
4. The agreement
Whenever money is involved, there is always the chance for misunderstandings to occur, and this is especially true when there are no mutual agreements or contracts.
5. The knowledge
Yes, this post is absolutely valid. First of all, the kids were technically trespassing, not to mention the trouble that would have occurred if one of them was hurt during snow mowing.
6. The negotiations
We guess that there were a lot of things that could have prevented this unpleasant situation. A simple initial negotiation would have been enough to start with.
7. The work
Nobody should work for free, but we understand that there are certain rules that apply to every job-related agreement, and none of them were applied here.
8. The store
The things that some people do are not thought through at all, and this comparison gives us a clear understanding of what the boys did wrong and why they should not demand payment.
9. The counter
Getting behind the counter at a random place and starting to work without anyone’s approval may even get you arrested, but the boys’ mother still demanded payment for a similar situation.
10. The money
Some people would think twice before paying $60 for whatever, but we guess that what mattered in this situation the most was to ask for the money before putting in the work.
11. The title
Yes, the title was a bit misleading without the details that told the actual story. After reading the whole thing, nobody would probably blame the woman for not paying the money.
12. The shovel
It is always a nice idea to make your kids learn the value of money by doing chores they are paid for, but $60 for an hour of not so hard work is too much.
13. The birth
There are no words to describe this comparison, but we all get the message, and we agree that it is one great way to describe the situation we commented on.
14. The work
Doing someone a favor is one thing, but doing it without asking them first and wanting to get paid for what you did is something we consider a huge no-no.
15. The cops
This user has a point, and we also think that this whole thing was a type of scam that should not be allowed to happen at all. It seems that the people who do such things need to know better.
16. The window washers
We all know the pushy window washers standing in the middle of intersections and washing your windows without asking first. These kids basically did the same thing.
17. The mom
Not only did the kids demand money for something they were never asked to do, but their mother came in rushing to demand the woman paid the money they wanted.
18. The chances
We are not exactly sure why some people out there would think this woman was to blame. It is clearly the kids’ fault – they did not ask if their services were needed.
19. The brother
There is always a solution if you intend to ask people for the work you put in, but never asked them for in advance. The solution is to agree if they refuse to pay.
20. The lesson
We guess that the boys and the screaming mother all learned a lesson, and they would probably never do such a thing again if they don’t want to waste their time anymore.
21. The snow
The thing that irritated us the most about this whole thing was the fact that the kids didn’t even have to mow all 14 inches of snow, as the woman and her spouse mowed it the day before as much as they could.
22. The shakedown
Here is yet another person who is certain that the whole thing was done on purpose, and we guess that it is true. The kids probably hoped that everyone would pay them because they would not be able to refuse to pay children.
23. The intrusive kids
We guess that the woman who wondered if she did the wrong thing by not paying these kids only had to shut the door in their mom’s face, as she had every right to do so.
24. The support
Supporting the way kids can come up with to earn an extra amount of spending money is always a good idea. Still, you need to support it only when it’s done the right way.
25. The point
There is really no point in trying to defend what the kids did and how they should be paid for their effort. It seems that most people would never pay them under these circumstances.
26. The entitled mother
The mother was really acting in a rude manner, and she seemed to be so entitled that she became the sole reason why anyone in the woman’s shoes would refuse any payment.
27. The con
The mother claimed to try to give a good example, but all she did was to encourage them to be part of a con. This is not the best thing to teach your kids.
28. The permission
Everything starts and ends with a permission. We guess that many people would gladly pay these kids if they had asked if their services were needed first.
29. The mom
We also tend to think that the mother might have been the brains behind the whole operation, as the kids used her Venmo account, and that is just crazy.
30. The post
Doing community service is a great thing, but when you go in some stranger’s driveway to do some work without asking first is simply not the way to do it.
31. The payment
It seems that the mother destroyed all chances for these boys to get paid with her attitude. We guess that some people never know when to stop.
32. The windshield
We guess that there are people out there who would gladly do this, and we guess it is exactly what the entitled mother deserved for her behavior.
33. The kids
This story was not about liking kids or not. A person could have zero tolerance for kids and still be willing to pay them for their services under the right circumstances.
34. The report
Maybe notifying the police about this person’s behavior and getting a report would be a good idea in case the kids start thinking about revenge.
35. The folks
Doing things the way these kids tried to pull off their stunt would likely always result in disappointment.