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The Saga of Getting My Driveway Paved.

I’m still working through this ordeal but oh my, do I have some interesting tidbits about what asphalt contractors really think about people who have jobs that are under $100K.

One was even stupid enough to put it in a chat when I asked him to read a previous quote and asked if he could meet it. Apparently, I’m not a friendly customer because I have a current quote with a list of requirements. This was the same contractor who quoted me a $1500 lady upcharge last year.

And *I’m* being unfriendly.

Note to contractors: this isn’t a friendship. It’s a business transaction. If you perform the work at a reasonable and customary price, on time and with quality, you will get a good recommendation and your money. That’s how it works. We’re not exchanging Christmas cards and making plans for a cookout and beers.

Anyway, I have had zero luck with any of the contractors who I’ve dealt with on Angi’s List. I’m not sure this is all their fault but I will be sending them this little chat thread to give them an indication of what I’ve had to put up with from their certified asphalt contractors. I’m going to have to try another option that I’ve recently gotten. Not Angi’s List but forwarded to me by family members. Let’s hope this interaction goes better.

This whole process is going on the second year now. Let me check the text thread… yes, since MARCH 21, 2021. I have a small driveway but I bought a foreclosed property and ran out of fixer upper money in the first year of owning this house. So I delayed replacing the driveway until I had saved up the cash to do the project. It should be a short, uncomplicated job for these dudes, which is precisely the reasons they are avoiding it until it is convenient to them. I’m just not a high value customer with a $100k job. And now I have proof that if I’m not worth that much, then I should be lucky that they are considering taking this job at all. I should be grateful. I should beg nicely.

Infuriating.