I have my girl tell them that she isn't responsible for the bills of the apt. if I'm not home (which is often the case). In the times that I am home when they come, I have also invited them inside my apt. to discuss why I should pay them (in broken Japanese) as I am removing my shirt and bare-chested. That's a sure way to send them scurrying off empty handed yet with a good story for their boss why they couldn't collect. Face-saved!
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