I have a friend who is a joiner-we have known each other since school,socialise regularly etc etc.
He has been here all week fitting our kitchen-arrived at 8am every day and stayed til 6pm-wouldnt stop for a coffee break even. He even brought his apprentice,had an electrician mate come and do all the new sockets,had a plumber friend of his come and do all the sink fitting,plumbing etc.
we bought all the materials obviously-he has done an absolutely spectacular job,right down to the minutest detail-even swept up after himself and took all the rubbish to the dump!
So,come time to settle up-and he wont take a PENNY from us! refuses to take money from friends. So offered him something to "give to his kids"-he wont take it-point blank refuses.
I am not in any way handy at anything,I will never be able to repay the favour in any way so what can I do? I never asked him for a freebie,never asked him for a quote either tbh,but I wanted him to do it because I knew he would do it right.
But now I need to do something,and something on a par with that "level"-he is a mad rangers fan and has never been abroad to see them,so Im thinking maybe take him to an away champions league match as a thank you,or will he be offended by that?would it be underhand to pay for a rangers trip,but tell him I won it or something so it looks more like a repayment of the favour?
or any other ideas?? Im all for friends doing favours for each other but this is an entirely different level.