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Yeah, best practice. I once answered the door with an 18 inch utility bar in hand, as I was busy demolishing another bit of the house. They didn't hang around long that day either.
 
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Without a word of a lie, a few years back someone knocked on my door and the conversation went like this, all within the space of 30 secs if that.

(door opened)
Hi, I see you have a tree round the back. Could do with a trim. I'll do it for £200?
No you're okay.
Ok, seeing as I'm here now, in the area, I can do it for £150?
No you're okay.
£100?
No, thanks, sorry I need to go. (I start closing door)
£50, can't go any lower.
Bye.
(door closed)
 
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Yeah, best practice. I once answered the door with an 18 inch utility bar in hand, as I was busy demolishing another bit of the house. They didn't hang around long that day either.

The usual thing when they call here is 'few barrow loads of tarmac left over' do you want your drive done, or I see you have a bit of a problem on your roof (I don't of course), I see you don't use your caravan do you want to sell it (wrong again), besides they could not possibly know whether I do or don't - it is only just visible at a certain limited angle from the public road.
 
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When I watch these programmes I start off by thinking they must be stupid but I always end always feeling sorry for them in the end as they must be very lonely and desperate for companionship to fall for these scams.

When my partner passed away, I was pretty desperate - I had not been alone for any length of time for many decades. She had looked after and taken control of absolutely everything, leaving me to just do the work. It took me several months to get everything sorted out, back in control and to even know what things cost, plus where to buy. On top of which I had the Will, probate and etc. to deal with. I even needlessly worried if I might have enough income to maintain my lifestyle living only on my income - plenty in the bank, but I like to live within my income. Added to all that, I had never really needed to learn to cook, so I was more or less starting from scratch.

I've never been one for socialising in pubs, clubs or etc., I've never been in one of those drop in centres, mentioned in another thread.

Rather I went on a dating site just to find someone I could get together with, to once again crack on with enjoying my life at my usual speed. Fun is very limited, when you have no one to share it with. So would say despite be fairly desperate, I would never let my heart rule my head.

I would suggest that anyone who goes on such a site should be very careful indeed and carefully assess the motives of anyone who tries to get involved with you - particularly don't offer or give them any money, especially if they claim they have urgent financial issues. Yes, I did say that my 'potential' has serious financial issues, but she has to sort those out herself, from her own resources, before we progress.
 
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those attractive women on dating sites that show interest in a middle aged man…..usually turn out to be Nigerian men.

what people should do is do a reverse Google search of the image - that usually finds the original photo, probably lifted off Facebook.
 
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