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To say something or to stay schtum?

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Hassled Fri 23-Nov-12 16:58:15

I'd talk to him about it, on the basis that a good mechanic who you like a trust is someone worth holding on to. Otherwise - next time the car breaks it will be horribly awkward.

strumpetpumpkin Fri 23-Nov-12 16:57:48

i would call him

quoteunquote Fri 23-Nov-12 16:56:38

Ring him and ask if he has lost it, it would be the right thing to do.

BuddyTheChristmasElf Thu 22-Nov-12 15:32:11

I would think that he is being a pain in the arse actually, its a pain to keep track of money that's yet to come out like that, its polite to lodge/cash cheques promptly and IMO inconsiderate to save them, they're not saving stamps!

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 22-Nov-12 15:31:20

Yup, I agree, you need to talk to him. I use a similar local mechanic and wouldn't want to cause bad feeling.

girlgonemild Thu 22-Nov-12 15:30:11

I think you should get in touch both from his point of view (he should get paid) and yours ( you don't want him to bank it the day before payday or something when funds might be low and you aren't expecting it).

FireOverBabylon Thu 22-Nov-12 15:28:50

Personally, I'd go and speak to him, just because it's a nuisance having a chunk of money sitting around which is in your bank but allocated to him, so you can't spend it. Also, I think he only has 6 months to bank a cheque before it needs to be rewritten, so he needs to get a stride on anyway.

MythosLivetheDream Thu 22-Nov-12 15:19:57

Here is the dilemma...
I get my car serviced by my local mechanic who is really really lovely and helpful. At the end of August, he serviced and MOTed the car, which ended up costing a lot, as there was quite a bit to do on the car.
I paid him by cheque immediately, but it's now nearly the end of November and he still hasn't paid the cheque in.
My husband and I disagree. DH says I shouldn't say anything about the cheque, as I have done the right thing, paid him on time and it is his responsibility to pay it in. I say I should go and see him and tell him that he has not paid the cheque in and does he want me to write a new one if he's lost the other one.
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