Post 429 Kitchen sink – Broken car mirror – My issues

’08 Dec 22 6:30 pm This morning Marian call her insurance company regarding the broken mirror on her car. Her company said that since she has a $500.00 deductible, and because a broken mirror wouldn’t cost more than that, she would end up having to pay for the mirror herself. I offered to pay for it, but she said not to worry about it, that it’s not a big deal.

It snowed again last night so I cleared the snow using the snow blower. Even with that, it still took a while as I had to also shovel where the blower couldn’t go, and I had to clean up after the snow blower as it didn’t get down to the pavement.

Later in the afternoon I installed a new kitchen faucet that she bought a few days ago. All in all, it took a couple of hours as I also had to go out and buy, or rather exchange a couple of hoses that Marian bought, that weren’t the right ones, even though I gave her a sample of what was needed, including connectors. While I finished up installing the new hoses and faucet, Marian went out shopping and when she came back, I had finished the job. She came downstairs and thanked me for installing the faucet and said, “I’ll take it off what the mirror is going to cost me” and she turned around and went back up stairs.

At first I thought, fair enough, as I had offered to pay for it, but she also told me to forget it, you were moving my car and I would have done the same thing. Now I feel hooked, I’m indebted and that nothing I’ve done or will do will repay the broken mirror. And of course, my time spent doing things for her will be either forgotten, or will be “worth” very little, so that I will always be indebted to her.

JR

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