posted on Jan, 7 2020 @ 07:46 PM
I grew up in a place where a man's shake on a deal was law. Not only was it law, it was more importantly...HONOR.
I deal with a lot of guys for some sizeable money for things like cattle feed (i.e. hay). I call guys and have trucks run across the western United
States on a promise. I will pay you. The deals are always different, and the suppliers different still. Some want a few hundred bucks for a
trucker, and the rest in a check. It's all good. On any given year we spend about $15k on food. It's okay, we buy some of the best food for our
animals available, but it's not cheap.
A few weeks ago I had a trucker show up for a tractor we were selling. The trucker knew nothing about the tractor...or the seller. He was just here
to pick "something" up. He had a cachier's check and just wanted loaded. Wait!!...NO!
It's interesting how these guys work: they show up at the worst times...and that's their plan. I was unloading a truck of very specific hay. Even
my wife was running the skid. So, my neighbors are idiots...and then these "carpet baggers" start showing up.