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Lots of other stuff like that so that I feel thoroughly put upon and that is probably the last time I do anything for him that would save him money and give me nothing but a load of inconvenience.
Not saying you'd act like that, OP, but I think it's best to find a legitimate way to do things and keep your friends
I most definely agree, unfortunately it also seems the case if they are Australians.
They are very outgoing, and helpful in the extreme, but expect others to be the same, sometimes thinking they are asking small favours, when in fact they are asking more than they realise.
My wife and I found a house, handled the veiwing, offers, dealt with th Notaire over complicated land issues, and the entire purchase for close Australian relatives. They came to France just to sign the Acte, and left for a visit to the UK a couple of days later, en route home.
As soon as they returned home they sent me an email with a long list of further "favours" - dealing with workmen, furniture suppliers, etc., and couldn't understand why I told them enough was enough.
I apologised for my shortness next time we met. The response was "But we just asked you to make a couple of phone calls".
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956
Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!