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30-06-2020, 01:44   #316
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I was in the reverse position, the guy offered to pick me up as i don't drive and he was going my way anyway, several times i offered to pay for the odd tank of petrol, each time he told me to fcuk off and that he liked the company (we knew each other from our school days) in the end I just bought him a few pints and dropped the subject!
If the journey to work wasn't far then that's OK. I wouldn't ask for money either.
I had a situation before of bringing someone over 50 k to work and the dirty bastard was trying not to pay me. I told him money or walk 😂 he was a non driver. I pay 40 a week for fuel roughly to and from work. That's 2000 euro a year roughly.
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30-06-2020, 02:06   #317
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I had the same problem op. I got fed up with it and just started making excuses as to why I couldnt take them. "Ah I am heading up to a mates house after work" etc. They soon got the message and stopped asking/expecting. No time for freeloaders.
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30-06-2020, 03:55   #318
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If the journey to work wasn't far then that's OK. I wouldn't ask for money either.
I had a situation before of bringing someone over 50 k to work and the dirty bastard was trying not to pay me. I told him money or walk �� he was a non driver. I pay 40 a week for fuel roughly to and from work. That's 2000 euro a year roughly.
Can't speak for anyone else but for that kind of distance i would insist on paying my share, after all that's the kind of travel you would already have budgeted for!
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30-06-2020, 04:40   #319
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I love Irish people's passive aggressiveness. Just tell home straight that it costs you 100+ quid a month on petrol. Tell him to pay some or find another way to get to work
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30-06-2020, 06:16   #320
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The weirdest thing for me is that the OP has been giving this guy lifts during the lockdown/stay at home order?! Am I reading that incorrectly? That would have been my very first go to. Not safe - good luck!
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30-06-2020, 16:25   #321
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If the journey to work wasn't far then that's OK. I wouldn't ask for money either.
I had a situation before of bringing someone over 50 k to work and the dirty bastard was trying not to pay me. I told him money or walk �� he was a non driver. I pay 40 a week for fuel roughly to and from work. That's 2000 euro a year roughly.
what did he say and did it affect your friendship how you got on after on the trips?
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I think it's one of those things where you wouldn't necessarily ask for money, but you'd certainly expect the person getting the lift to make an offer every so often to buy petrol, or that they would be buying your drinks if you ever socialise together. That's assuming that giving them a lift isn't taking you out your way.
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Put a sign up in the car stating "Ass,grass,or gas no ride is for free"
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OP has only posted twice in total (including the 1st post) in this thread... I don't think he has posted at all in the intervening 3wks or so - Maybe there was a confrontation

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The OP shouldn't be paid as there is no inconvenience to him, however the passenger should be paying for the convenience of a lift!
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OP has only posted twice in total (including the 1st post) in this thread... I don't think he has posted at all in the intervening 3wks or so - Maybe there was a confrontation

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Hard to believe this thread is still going.
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Hard to believe this thread is still going.
I guess it's a case of 'Slipping through the cracks'

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The OP shouldn't be paid as there is no inconvenience to him, however the passenger should be paying for the convenience of a lift!
I'd a situation like this years ago, I wasn't driving at the time and my mate was in a house share with me. We worked in the same place so he drove. Friday night take away was on me.
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