I posted this here because this neighbor was also my boss for a short time. I earn some extra money by babysitting, raking leaves, and shoveling snow for some neighbors. Unfortunately, one of my neighbors, "Ms. Gawd-Offel," has done her best to give me trouble. Last winter, she hired me to shovel snow for her. I bought a snow thrower to make the work go faster. She told me I was taking the easy way out, and that she always did it by hand. She told me that if I used the snow thrower she would not pay me. So, I did the job with a shovel and obviously ended up charging her more for the work. She promptly blew up at me, because the job couldn't possibly have taken that long. Nevermind the fact that it was her own fault.
I must be crazy, because this past fall I went to rake her leaves. I accidentally called her Mrs. rather than Ms. Instead of reminding me politely, she decided to rip my head off again. She threatened not to pay me, because in her words, "All teenagers like you are lazy and do not deserve any of my hard earned money. besides I don't know what kinds of innapropriate things you will spend it on." (Implying that I would buy drugs or something. How rude! I wouldn't even talk this way to my own mother, yet she thinks she can talk to me this way? She did pay me, but she was definitely reluctant to do so. Oh well, when it eventually snows, she is on her own. I shouldn't feel too bad, after all she can go buy a snow thrower and get rid of the snow herself since it is so easy. Thanks for reading.