Shhh... don't tell
When Babies Walk
From a family member who works in childcare: most babies in daycare take their first steps at daycare. The providers lie to the parents about it and tell the parents “they’re nearly there.” (ferocitanium)
It’s kind of an unspoken rule among caregivers. As a nanny, I spend most of the child’s waking time with them, so it’s statistically likely that I’ll experience their first step, first word, etc. Lord knows I’d never tell. (danarexasaurus)
When I was working in the service industry taking care of foreclosed homes after the banks evict the owner, there was so much sketchy stuff done. The banks would constantly try to screw the contractors if there was the slightest thing they could complain about.
One of the duties was winterizing homes, putting antifreeze in all the pipes and everything. The guy I was working with would only pour enough liquid into the pipe to get a picture to report to the bank. He was able to winterize five homes with one gallon. I imagine nothing is actually protected.
We also would “remove” mold which was just spraying germicidal bleach on the green stuff and wiping it down so it looks clean. The mold spores are still within there. Nothing was actually done. The company gets a couple grand for 10 minutes of work. There’s no real protection in place. (njstein)
If you buy the tint, paint protection, etc. package from the dealership along with your car purchase you are paying upwards of 300% of the cost that you would otherwise pay if you went directly to a third party aftermarket company and I can guarantee that the work is going to be significantly lower in quality.
This also doesn’t take into account the interest on the portion of your loan that makes up the protection package you just bought.
Just buy the car, say no to the pretty girl trying to sell you overpriced tint and research the best aftermarket car protection place in your town. You’ll save money and will get a much better job. (punt_cocket)