Is this a lack of responsibility?

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  1. Salty

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    I often pick up Medicaid clients in my taxi. Had one today, took her home. Fare was about 25 dollars (which you all help pay for). As I drove down the street she lived on I was looking for house number 210. Didn't see - it, as there was no number listed on the house. I told the individual she needs to put the house number up to make it easier to find.
    Her answer: My landlord lives in New York City. (we are in Syracuse)

    Is this a lack of responsibility?

    Thoughts?
     
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    Carry a black magic marker with you and ask if you can write the number someplace on the front of the house where it is visible if it happens again, but keep the marker.
     
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    Lack of responsibility on whose part? Who says she needs to have a house number on her house? Maybe it doesn't bother her and she doesn't care?
     
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    Why do you want to take away a property owner's constitutional right to control their own property?

    That is un-American.

    There is no law that says that there must be a house number posted.
     
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    I am not sure how you got your question by what I said, but here is the answer.
    I can't speak for NY but I can speak for other areas and yes there are laws that require numbers being posted so that emergency responders can find the residence faster.
     
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    Salty, I would call the county/city and let them know. Around here, if you don't have a house number visible, the county officials will come spray paint your number on the curb in front of your house.
     
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    Our mailboxes are required to be numbered.
     
  8. Salty

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    It is here responsibility!!!
    She wants a (free) Medicaid ride (at our expense). How am I suppose to find her house if there is no house number. Oh, sure, I will eventually find it - thur a process of elimination - but why should I waste my time and gas looking for a house when it would only cost a couple of dollars to buy house numbers.

    I have often stated that the number one problem in the US is a lack of responsibility.

    Suppose she needed to call an ambulance - those extra seconds could be the determining factor between life and death!

    My bottom line is this kind of behavior is tends to be consistent. Why is it, where I live, you see absolutely no litter laying around - because people take responsibility! Yet - it certain sections of town - where I pick up many Medicaid patients - there is so much litter laying around.

    Can anyone add any items to this list of lack of responsibility?
     
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    Because it's your job?
     
  10. Salty

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    My job is to come to your house - not to go on a wild goose chase.

    Matt, I would appreciate your response to the emergency vehicle - and the possibility that a lapse of 2 or 3 minutes could be the difference of life and death.

    Besides in Syracuse, there is an ordnance that you address number must be on your house per 27-11d
     
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    If a person wants to risk their own life, so be it.

    Well, if there's an ordinance then they should either obey it, or fight it (and obey it while fighting it).
     
  12. Salty

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    But then they will find a way to sue the ambulance company because they took too long to find the house


    and the reason for the ordinance - because people have no responsibility!!!
     
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    Why should the renter be responsible for what the owner is supposed to do? It is the owners responsibility to ensure their rental units are up to code - not the renters.
     
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    I'm with Salty on this one. That woman, or someone like her, is going to call emergency services; and when she dies because they couldn't figure out which house, someone's going to sue the responders. . .and then we'll all be posting about what an idiotic lawsuit it is.
     
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    I agree that the owner should do it, but as a renter, I see it as such a minor matter, that as a responsible person, I would do it myself, so I can be located when needed.

    Sure, I would send the receipt in with my rent payment, less the amt of the numbers.
     
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    In some areas of Alabama---#'s are carefully fixed in a plush sort of way-------where I live in rural Talladega County---we can scribble the #'s on the box with a Marks-a-Lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:laugh::laugh: The mail rider has our # memorized---as does the locak volunteer fire department and "The Po-Po!!":saint::saint:
     
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    More likely memorized because they don't know how to read.
     
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    I just have to disagree. I have found that when I do more (even if they are small items), it just encourages the owner to do less. Now when someone tell me something need to be done, I just give that person the owners address and tell them to see the owner.
     
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    suppose there are several houses without a # - so I sit a house that could be the right # - but isn't - so I call in tell the dispatcher - no one came out. That Medicaid client misses his doctors apt - You know what - I could not care less.
    As I said before, I am not going to go on a wild goose chase looking for someone because of their irresponsibility.
    The other point I am trying to make is that this also shows a trend of all aspects of their life.
     
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    Even with your MENSA IQ :laugh: that's the best that you can come up with? :rolleyes:
     

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