[quote name='SneakyPete' timestamp='1286834641' post='484700']
At the risk of sounding unpopular, isn't it always an honest mistake? The cheque is in the mail... I didn't know... I'm the victim... How often have we tried to get that extra day out of a gas tank... or cheaped out to save a buck (10 dollar hookah on ebay???? what a deal!!!). If you are living in a county where you have to pay for something... it obviously isn't a secret. Most will send letters, will call, or even visit houses to get that 75 bucks. Most houses wont use that service, so it makes sense to try to get the cash. After the fire starts, it is a little late to go back and pay it on the spot. It usually doesn't work. So the easy thing to do is blame the people that are easiest to blame. It sucks that 4 Pets had to die and that a house had to burn down, but do Insurance companies let you pay car insurance after you get in a wreck? In the end, it comes down to responsibility. You saved 75 bucks, But lost pets and your home. You invest a hundred thousand into your house, I know i've put about 3 grand into the health of my 3 year old Boston Terrier. I know 75 dollars is a small price to pay to make sure she and my house is safe. Easy choice in my opinion. It just is easy to blame someone else when your house is burning down after you dropped the ball....
So you would honestly let a house burn down right in front of you when you know you have the power to stop it just because someone did not a $75 fee? The money does not even goes to you. I suppose it would indirectly in one way or another, but i could never do that.