KingCoal wrote:rious note, here in flyover country we barter quite regularly. it's as natural a societal and community action as volunteer fire services etc.
Sadly in the Northeast it seems most have their hands out for every little thing. I witnessed one neighbor charging another neighbor to install a screen door. Nothing special or hard about the install either. Myself... Well I would have been insulted if the neighbor offered my anything more than a beer if I had done the "job". The concept of neighbors helping each other is so foreign to people it is scary.. and very sad.