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NOTICE: you are not giving proper notice. Did you see the notice requirement?
Two Notices Scream at you!
Treat others like you would like to be treated
Notice and Fair play
It seems your sink is leaking. After six months the entire area is rotted, dangerous and needs extensive repairs. If you are a tenant and failed to notify the owner – shame on you. If you notified the landlord, shame on them.
I am currently working on two kind of heavy large contracts. My clients got themselves in trouble and are looking for a way out. One involves a lease for premises. One involves the supplying of collocation services along with firewall protection, data storage and bandwidth. In both cases my clients are completely righteous. The other parties are completely blameworthy. But in both cases my clients have serious problems.
To borrow from Carvelle and Obama “it’s the notices stupid”. Most any contract has rather direct requirements of notice. Most any concept of fair play includes the requirement of notice. Can you imagine playing football without any notice of where the sidelines and goal lines were?
Communicating with people is not just a courtesy.
So you bought a new car and it is making this terrible grinding noise. You ignore it and fail to tell the dealer about it and it results in a wheel literally falling off and causing all sorts of mayhem. Legally there are probably a dozen issues. Morally you are wrong. Socially you are irresponsible. Economically and environmentally you are wasteful.
So you bought a new car and it is making this terrible grinding noise. You get right on it, take it to the dealer for them to know about and to fix. You drive away and your wheel literally falls off causing all sorts of mayhem. The dealer and the manufacturer are in a world of hurt, and you are real mad, but at least making things right falls squarely on the other party’s shoulders.
Fair prompt notice is one of our most valuable communication tools. Two factors prevent us from using the tools effectively. At least from what I have seen. Ignorance combined with bad manners and lack of respect. If you are dealing with any kind of meeting or date, you give notice to the other party as soon as complications come up. It is just plain old good manners. But for some reason people do not transfer this skill set to contracts. The main reason that people do not transfer this is Fear/anger. Anger at the problem and fear based once again on ignorance.
Notice is cool. Notice helps us anticipate and plan. Notice is communicating. Notice is outward respect to another. Notice prevents misunderstandings. And Notice is required by statutes and contracts. Read any serious contract that you have from washing machines, to cable services, to medical care and you will find Notice provisions.
Someday I will write a wrongful hub on how to avoid notice, you know what I mean, that obnoxious telephone call during dinner.