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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Upset at jerky repair man

I had a repairman come and look at my stove today because it wasnt heating consistantly to the right temperature. If you would set it for 350 sometimes you might get 350 but usually something way off like 275 or 400. Anyway my cat georgia is really curious so of course when he put his tool box down and got on the ground she went by him. I was not right in the room because our kitchen is so small, but i heard her in there. I asked if she was in the way because she tends to be curious and gets in the way all the time. This guys response to my question was "don't worry I know how to back hand them." WHAT?! who in their right mind would even mention hitting someone elses animal! I walked in there and picked her up and put her in the bedroom. I felt like telling him I would back hand him if he ever hurt an animal, but decided it would be better to just let him do his work and get out of my house. I was so mad and feel bad because he later told me he has 2 cats who he probably backhands all the time. Needless to say, I will not be using that company ever again, even if our stove is working perfectly now!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 02:11 PM
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I would have told "I'm back handing your a$$ outta of my house." NOW!

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If he is the owner of his company, not much you can do now, except never call them again. If he is an employee, e-mail them a copy of this post. Let them know that you found his words offensive.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 02:26 PM
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Did he seriously mean back-hand as hitting them?

My sister says she "kicks" my parents' dog out of her way, but what she really means is that she pushes the dog out of the way with her foot.

I'm thinking he could mean that brushes cats out of the way with the back of his hand. I often shoo my boys off by putting the back of my hand towards them and waving my fingers in their direction, and if they don't stop, I push them with the back of my hand.
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I surely hope that he doesn't actually hit them - poor kitty cats.
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He may have been kidding (which I suspect) but i wasn't funny at all. I would have locked up my cat as well. I would absolutely contact the company and let them know what he said.
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I think he must have been joking. If he had said that to me, I would have responded with something equally as sarcastic, like my usual response to threats, "You'd better enjoy it, because it'll be the last thing you do."

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Rae, Krissy, and Marie all have valid points. I hope deep down that he was joking or just didn't articulate what he was trying to say well.

My father used to joke all the time about how he would beat his dogs and how stupid they were. He did occasionally hit them, which always caused a major argument between us, but he never thoroughly beat them like he jokes. I don't find it funny at all and don't hide my feelings. Even when I was a child, before I really knew anything about animals, I knew that hitting them surely wasn't right. I was mercilessly criticized as being the family 'animal activist and tree hugger'. They would publicly humiliate me in front of their friends. One time I yelled at him for hitting the dog. The whole family turned on me and drove me out of the room when they were done belittling me.
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Clearly a joke no?
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Rae, Krissy, and Marie all have valid points. I hope deep down that he was joking or just didn't articulate what he was trying to say well.

My father used to joke all the time about how he would beat his dogs and how stupid they were. He did occasionally hit them, which always caused a major argument between us, but he never thoroughly beat them like he jokes. I don't find it funny at all and don't hide my feelings. Even when I was a child, before I really knew anything about animals, I knew that hitting them surely wasn't right. I was mercilessly criticized as being the family 'animal activist and tree hugger'. They would publicly humiliate me in front of their friends. One time I yelled at him for hitting the dog. The whole family turned on me and drove me out of the room when they were done belittling me.
Just want to clarify that I do think that hitting is beating. However he would joke about them being beat to the point that they couldn't move or hardly function, or even sometimes joke about killing them for misbehaving
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