Dylan Kirsch wrote:... I was very flexible with them and also very generous. At one point I let them use one of my trucks for transportation. I did make it clear that I had certain rules to abide by, and was shown time and time again how ungrateful, dishonest, and untrustworthy these people were.
Not sure how I overlooked this before.
We had a fella here that wanted to borrow my truck. I said "sure, just bring it back with a full tank." He brought it back with a quarter tank. I asked him about it and he said "I calculated the amount of gas i would use, and put that much in. And then i ended up using it some more than I originally expected." I told him that none of that added up to full tank. He responded that at the gas station, he felt a full tank was an unfair amount.
My thinking was that I didn't know how much gas was in it. So it was a roll of the dice whether it would be 15 gallons or 2. But whichever way, it would be a helluva lot cheaper than renting a truck from something like "hertz". And I was thinking that the extra gas would chip in for all that I pay into the rig: repairs, maintenance, insurance, taxes, etc.