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browningv308
05-21-2008, 10:46 PM
You know you cut grass for a living when? for me it two things first my girl found grass in the bed the other nite :laugh: 2nd i found grass in the fridge how about you?

billslawn89
05-21-2008, 10:48 PM
huh? in the frig? must been grabbing for that cold one! :laugh:

Drew Gemma
05-21-2008, 10:48 PM
all my scocks are green from wearing shorts and trimming
only time you enjoy the summer is when your working
your the only one who looks forward to winter minus the plowing headache

freshprince94
05-21-2008, 11:02 PM
When you think spending 10,000 on a lawn mower is a good deal.

shovelracer
05-21-2008, 11:06 PM
When your hands are still stained green on sunday and you finished work on friday.

billslawn89
05-21-2008, 11:08 PM
When your hands are still stained green on sunday and you finished work on friday.

gotta love that wet grass! been there!

SILVERSTREAK INC
05-21-2008, 11:11 PM
when your weedwacker rack has a weedwacker on it...har har

Ooomwizard
05-21-2008, 11:14 PM
You know you're a landscaper when:

a color change is not a hairdo
gasoline smells good
green shoes are your only kind
some trim and a blow is just a trim and a blow
your drinks come in gallons
your office has a steering wheel

ha ha, enough for now...

grassman177
05-21-2008, 11:23 PM
you blow grass instead of snot out of your nose.

ProStreetCamaro
05-21-2008, 11:28 PM
you blow grass instead of snot out of your nose.

:laugh: Aint that the truth!

HBLandscaping
05-21-2008, 11:30 PM
when your weedwacker rack has a weedwacker on it...har har

Better yet - When your Gun Rack doubles as your Weedwacker Rack

shovelracer
05-21-2008, 11:53 PM
When a rainy day off is bad thing.

When your wife complains you dont get enough time together.

When your fuel bill is as much as your mortgage.

When your wife makes you use a separate dirty clothes hamper.

When you can spot a single straggler from 200 feet.

LawnBrother
05-21-2008, 11:55 PM
When All your customers' lawns look great and yours looks like hell.

mattfromNY
05-21-2008, 11:58 PM
When All your customers' lawns look great and yours looks like hell.

Amen!:laugh:

Sym
05-22-2008, 12:04 AM
- you take off a white t-shirt and it still looks like you have one on

- people do a double take of you if they see you and your clothes clean

billslawn89
05-22-2008, 12:05 AM
- you take off a white t-shirt and it still looks like you have one on

- people do a double take of you if they see you and your clothes clean

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

whoopassonthebluegrass
05-22-2008, 12:08 AM
When your hands are still stained green on sunday and you finished work on friday.

Finished on Friday? That must be neat. I'll have to try that sometime.

Itsgottobegreen
05-22-2008, 12:19 AM
When you think spending 10,000 on a lawn mower is a good deal.
HAHAHHA OK make mine $15k for my walker, but yep.
When All your customers' lawns look great and yours looks like hell.
8 years in a row, but finally this year I started to edge the beds for the first time in 4 years.
- \- people do a double take of you if they see you and your clothes clean
An't that the truth. Mike Rowe looks up to me as a roll model in the getting dirty department.

KS_Grasscutter
05-22-2008, 12:29 AM
Buy the cheapest socks you can find at Wallyworld cause they'll only get used once.

Can look at ANY lawn in town and know who mows it.

Spend 90% of your internet time on Lawnsite (not sure what happened to the other 10%, guess we wont go there...)

Almost all your friends are LCOs.

Will spend $10,000 on a lawn mower, but think most everything else costs too much.

02DURAMAX
05-22-2008, 12:38 AM
When All your customers' lawns look great and yours looks like hell.

same here mine is finaly is starting to look like a lawn...:laugh::laugh:

04TurfT
05-22-2008, 12:42 AM
when you open your washer/dryer and blades of grass come out from your clothes....hell yeah

Uranus
05-22-2008, 12:42 AM
When All your customers' lawns look great and yours looks like hell.

I'm on cut number 3 and 4 for my customers. Mowed mine for the first time this year today. Got some funny looks from people driving by.

"Who's this idiot mowing in the rain at 7:30 pm"

Uranus
05-22-2008, 12:43 AM
When you eat your lunch and all you can smell is the over powering smell of grease and gas.

Lawnut101
05-22-2008, 01:39 AM
I open up my garage door and see all my equipment in my parents garage! :laugh::laugh::waving:

S.A.L.
05-22-2008, 02:18 AM
...when you drink so much Gatorade it dyes your stool.

I'm crapping rainbows over here!
I'm starting to sound a little like a leprehcan too.

Greenstar Services
05-22-2008, 02:43 AM
....when you dream about mowers:sleeping:

heather lawn sp
05-22-2008, 05:26 AM
. . . when your kids think mowing lawns is a real job

DaughtryLC
05-22-2008, 06:31 AM
When your 4yr old goes to a friends house and says,"you need to spray for these weeds"

MOW ED
05-22-2008, 07:56 AM
When you finally know you are charging and GETTING what the job is worth.

When you know the meaning of PITA and how to deal with them.

When you know how to SEARCH on Lawnsite instead of posting a new thread asking about that new blower or mower you want!!!!!!!

ALC-GregH
05-22-2008, 08:22 AM
When you finally know you are charging and GETTING what the job is worth.

When you know the meaning of PITA and how to deal with them.

When you know how to SEARCH on Lawnsite instead of posting a new thread asking about that new blower or mower you want!!!!!!!

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! :clapping:

js.lawn
05-22-2008, 08:27 AM
When All your customers' lawns look great and yours looks like hell.

yes yes that is the truth lol

LushGreenLawn
05-22-2008, 08:42 AM
Better yet - When your Gun Rack doubles as your Weedwacker Rack

Hey, he said you know when your a GRASS CUTTER, not you know your a REDNECK if..:usflag:

topsites
05-22-2008, 09:01 AM
Ahahaha :laugh:

1. Grass in the dryer gets into other people's clothes, and they complain to you mostly because it "itches," and you have no idea why that would bother them.
2. When you clean out your truck with the backpack blower.
3. When the water in the wash machine turns BLACK right away, every single load.
3b. When your clothes never really come clean again, same with your hands.
4. When you can tell the octane of gasoline by the smell.
5. When folks look at you as if this is the job they want, or not.
6. When you race other Lco's but secretly, then feel good about 'whooping' them, and homeowners too.
7. If a new piece of equipment ever made you cry (really not funny thou).

cod8825
05-22-2008, 09:06 AM
When your five year old son who is graduating pre-school apologizes for taking up your time because your behind in your work.

John Gamba
05-22-2008, 09:10 AM
When your hands are still stained green on sunday and you finished work on friday.


You must own a Walker mower Ghs:laugh:

John Gamba
05-22-2008, 09:11 AM
You know you mow lawns when ------- you have Zero in the bank.

heather lawn sp
05-22-2008, 09:20 AM
Ahahaha :laugh:

1. Grass in the dryer gets into other people's clothes, and they complain to you mostly because it "itches," and you have no idea why that would bother them.
2. When you clean out your truck with the backpack blower.
3. When the water in the wash machine turns BLACK right away, every single load.
3b. When your clothes never really come clean again, same with your hands.
4. When you can tell the octane of gasoline by the smell.
5. When folks look at you as if this is the job they want, or not.
6. When you race other Lco's but secretly, then feel good about 'whooping' them, and homeowners too.
7. If a new piece of equipment ever made you cry (really not funny thou).

I'll take #2 and up it to 'power washer'
#3b yup little black lines in the cracks of the fingers

whoopassonthebluegrass
05-22-2008, 10:49 AM
You know you mow lawns when ------- you have Zero in the bank.

Amen to that.

nitro121
05-22-2008, 03:43 PM
you keep empty water/gatorade bottles so you can pee in them later. :laugh:

nitro121
05-22-2008, 03:46 PM
there are bottles full of pee in the back of my work trucks that the employees leave.

Makes me want to puke sometimes....but at least they don't run off the job to go to a gas station.

KrayzKajun
05-22-2008, 03:48 PM
When All your customers' lawns look great and yours looks like hell.

Amen to tht!!:clapping::clapping:

1993lx172
05-22-2008, 03:57 PM
When every teacher or band parent asks you for advice about their yard.

common answer: Hire me.:waving:

Charles
05-22-2008, 03:59 PM
When you day dream through the lawn you just mowed, then can't remember doing it-- the customer still comes out and says it looks fantastic!:laugh:

Lawn-Sharks
05-22-2008, 04:09 PM
What about the always fashionable farmer tan???

KrayzKajun
05-22-2008, 04:13 PM
What about the always fashionable farmer tan???

i wear long sleeves to fix tht:hammerhead:

billslawn89
05-22-2008, 05:19 PM
when in the winter time, you buy scented candles that smells like fresh cut grass and burn them all day! :clapping:

topsites
05-22-2008, 10:19 PM
When you finally know you are charging and GETTING what the job is worth.

When you know the meaning of PITA and how to deal with them.

Yes sir, I like that a lot.

When MOST of your callers are serious, and you turn a good % into customers for no other reason than they really did mean business, and if you didn't get the job it could be any number of reasons but rarely was it because of price alone.

When you know how to SEARCH on Lawnsite instead of posting a new thread asking about that new blower or mower you want!!!!!!!

Oh that don't phase me too much, how about when you know how to use Google :p

lawnboy858
05-22-2008, 10:20 PM
When you tell someone your busy with something.

But, it turns out your on Lawnsite.

NINER
05-22-2008, 11:10 PM
When Crunch Numbers In Your Sleep And Make Every Lawn Look Like A Well Vacuumed Carpet.wake Up With A Smile On Youre Face And Tell Yourself Its A Brand New Day

billslawn89
05-22-2008, 11:14 PM
When you tell someone your busy with something.

But, it turns out your on Lawnsite.

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

White Gardens
05-22-2008, 11:18 PM
When You wonder "How can I stripe my chest hairs" ? :laugh:

SNAPPER MAN
05-22-2008, 11:20 PM
When you "come home still speaking spanish to your family." Texas thing I suppose.

NINER
05-22-2008, 11:26 PM
When you "come home still speaking spanish to your family." Texas thing I suppose.

NOPE DO IT HERE TOO. I FORGOT ABOUT THE NEW CARPET I PUT IN THE HOMSTEAD DURING WINTER AND TRIED TO TEACH THE MRS. HOW TO STRIPE IT WITH THE VACUUM CLEANER. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. AM I TAKING THIS TOO FAR?

lawnboy858
05-22-2008, 11:33 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Guilty Conscience?

deere615
05-22-2008, 11:34 PM
I open up my garage door and see all my equipment in my parents garage! :laugh::laugh::waving:

LOL thats exactly like me!

STIHL GUY
05-22-2008, 11:38 PM
I go home and mow right after school before even looking at my HW and my work boots have turned green

STIHL GUY
05-22-2008, 11:39 PM
I also tried to spell trouble for a school paper but accidently spelled Toro

landscaper22
05-22-2008, 11:44 PM
When you can't back a truck up properly without your lawn trailer attached. Anyone else have that problem? I am so used to backing my trailer that I turn the wheel the wrong way sometimes when backing a vehicle with no trailer attached.

Willofalltrades
05-22-2008, 11:48 PM
- you take off a white t-shirt and it still looks like you have one on



hahaha Yea thats me!

Fred B
05-22-2008, 11:49 PM
When you can't wait for winter.
All your clothes are CSA approved
You get up at 4 in the morning to see if its raining
You are dumb enough to look at landscape forums on your time off

billslawn89
05-22-2008, 11:58 PM
Guilty Conscience?

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! :laugh:

Bond's Lawn Keepers
05-23-2008, 12:03 AM
Talking in your sleep about the lawns to do, the next day.
Knowing that you have 18 lawns to do on Thursdays and the helper says he needs to get off early today, like 9:oo in the morning.
So, i gave him the rest of the summer off and winter too.

billslawn89
05-23-2008, 12:08 AM
When you can't back a truck up properly without your lawn trailer attached. Anyone else have that problem? I am so used to backing my trailer that I turn the wheel the wrong way sometimes when backing a vehicle with no trailer attached.

:laugh: oh ya! or turning a corner going wide without your trailer...lol

jiggz
05-23-2008, 12:16 AM
when you get done work soo late you dont even care about showering, you just walk into your room,fall into your bed and are out in less then a minute

fast forward to next day

a girls comes over and engages in a position where her face is close to the mattress, during rapid lung motions. one consequently inhales a glob of grass..

when she spits it out me being the jerk that i am.. has to point out how sharp my blades were... """look baby no frays"":laugh:

lawnproslawncare
05-23-2008, 12:19 AM
how about: Its the 4th day of the week that you've been up at 5 and just got in at 10 tonight! The grass can sit in the ears, eyes, nose, and every other crevis until morning. Good NIGHT!

whoopassonthebluegrass
05-23-2008, 12:20 AM
...TRIED TO TEACH THE MRS. HOW TO STRIPE IT WITH THE VACUUM CLEANER...

Haha. That's good. I've done the same thing. Sick. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

lawnproslawncare
05-23-2008, 12:21 AM
The trailer thing...I do that constantly, pisses the woman off.
Then I just reply with...the curb hun, the curb

dura to the max
05-23-2008, 12:29 AM
Spend 90% of your internet time on Lawnsite

lol

dura to the max
05-23-2008, 12:33 AM
When you tell someone your busy with something.

But, it turns out your on Lawnsite.

lol

Lawn Enforcer
05-23-2008, 12:39 AM
When I go for a cruise, I only look at the lawns.
During stretches before the football games I am analyzing the grass.
After you take a dump, the toilet is full of grass from falling out of your shirt.
A $8,000 equipment purchase is a good deal, but when I am buying clothes I am looking for the cheapest possible.
Your truck always has grass in it, no matter how long you take vacuuming it out.
You use a backpack blower to dry your favorite pair of pants
All the front pockets of hooded sweatshirts are full of leaves and grass, and so are all the pockets in your pants.

slawn
05-23-2008, 12:41 AM
when you go swimming, and someone asks why are you in the pool with your socks on! :dancing:

whoopassonthebluegrass
05-23-2008, 12:42 AM
When you drive your wife by some of your lawns so she can see your stripes... :laugh:

RhettMan
05-23-2008, 12:53 AM
:laugh:When you drive your wife by some of your lawns so she can see your stripes... :laugh:

hahaha:laugh:

RhettMan
05-23-2008, 12:56 AM
When you know every gas station/restroom in the area

J&J Customs
05-23-2008, 12:58 AM
Ahahaha :laugh:
3b. When your clothes never really come clean again, same with your hands.
4. When you can tell the octane of gasoline by the smell.
5. When folks look at you as if this is the job they want, or not.
6. When you race other Lco's but secretly, then feel good about 'whooping' them, and homeowners too.
7. If a new piece of equipment ever made you cry (really not funny thou).


now isnt this the most true thing ever hahaha

lawnboy858
05-23-2008, 05:34 PM
When you tell someone your busy with something.

But, it turns out your on Lawnsite.

lol

:laugh: I bet you everyone on this site has done it at least a couple times.

mrbray101
05-23-2008, 06:42 PM
When you get mad at your girlfriend for not striping the living room when vacuuming.

dura to the max
05-23-2008, 06:48 PM
you talk bad about other LCO's work, when your own yard looks like crap.

CFB
05-23-2008, 06:55 PM
...when you drink so much Gatorade it dyes your stool.

.


I was crapping blue for a month...had no idea what it was. Scoured the internet and all I could find was it could be a certain kind of cancer.

I was scared for weeks until it finally occurred to me.

deanslists
05-23-2008, 07:26 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
Ya'll crack me up!!

Sweet Tater
05-23-2008, 07:37 PM
I was crapping blue for a month...had no idea what it was. Scoured the internet and all I could find was it could be a certain kind of cancer.

I was scared for weeks until it finally occurred to me.

are you serious? gatoraid makes you have rainbow poo? :laugh:

TNT LawnCare Inc.
05-23-2008, 08:01 PM
1 .When your wife tries to stripe the carpets while she's vacuming. :laugh:
2. When you do have a day off and your driving you notice every lawn that needs cut !:dizzy:
3.When you get cut and your blood is Green ! not red. :laugh:

corey4671
05-23-2008, 08:06 PM
when you find out the hard way that a zero turn mower will not outrun a pissed off bumblebee.

1993lx172
05-23-2008, 08:59 PM
When your kids can sharpen blades as good or better than you can.

Lazer_Z
05-23-2008, 10:01 PM
1 .When your wife tries to stripe the carpets while she's vacuming. :laugh:
2. When you do have a day off and your driving you notice every lawn that needs cut !:dizzy:
3.When you get cut and your blood is Green ! not red. :laugh: Guilty of that lol.

topsites
05-23-2008, 10:14 PM
Here's some more:

When your mower teaches you who is the boss, right in that instant when you were thinking you were going to pull off a super smooth move, too. And it hurts like holy crap but you're looking around to see if anyone noticed.

Every time you find yourself DOING exactly what you swore at least once you would NEVER find yourself doing (again).
Say, like mowing tall crap grass for less than it's worth, just as one example.
Then, when you wonder if anyone thinks you're two-faced.

When it frustrates you (and only you) that other Lco's are doing it wrong!
And, you can not stop yourself from going over and instructing them.

When you question the sharpness of the blades, even thou you do sharpen them every single day.

When you're cursing the machine for not starting, then see the switch is Off.
When you're cursing the machine for not cutting right, then realize the blades are disengaged.
When the machine breaks down and you're troubleshooting yourself to tears, then find it is out of fuel.

When you question your customer's irrigation timer settings, better yet, when you suggest to them the proper way.
Then, when you have learned to NEVER ever question this and IF you do fine but do NOT mess with it LOL

When you're 'squeezing' the price a bit to make it sound better, but you're not a lowballer and don't anyone DARE call you that. Then, when you're so angry and tired of it that you jack it up sky high because you don't care anymore, and yet you're the most honest Lco around lol

I know some of those may not amuse, but then I'm guilty.

S.A.L.
05-23-2008, 10:18 PM
I was crapping blue for a month...




Grape Gatorade is my favorite too.

Charles
05-23-2008, 10:21 PM
:laugh: oh ya! or turning a corner going wide without your trailer...lol

The trailer thing...I do that constantly, pisses the woman off.
Then I just reply with...the curb hun, the curb

Same here:laugh:

topsites
05-23-2008, 10:23 PM
This one applies to most anyone too but I still think it's good:

Get out to the truck all ready, wait, where are my keys...
Go back in house, look for keys...
Several rooms later find keys, run back to truck.
Great, ready!
NO dangit, coffee...
Run back to house, get coffee, back to truck, whew...
Oh crap, cell phone.
Back to house...
lalala find phone and not sure why but check email...
No really I have to go, dangit my wallet, where is it?
30 minutes later...
Back in truck.

Where the HELL are my KEYS!


................
Then:
When you have learned, if the day starts like this and that BS goes on for much over an hour, best to take the whole day off.

Evans Lawn Service
05-23-2008, 10:42 PM
1 when all the magazines in the house have a mower on the front cover.2 when it takes 15 min. to get the grass off your sunglass's from the last time you mowed.3 when you use more armorall on your mowers and trailers than your wifes new suv.4 when you have a cut on your leg and dont remember how it got there (weedeating)

Evans Lawn Service
05-23-2008, 10:50 PM
one more when you drive down a street you mow on and get mad when you see perfect grass and someone used a residental mower on it and it looks like they where drunk when they mowed it

Lazer_Z
05-23-2008, 10:57 PM
1 when all the magazines in the house have a mower on the front cover.2 when it takes 15 min. to get the grass off your sunglass's from the last time you mowed.3 when you use more armorall on your mowers and trailers than your wifes new suv.4 when you have a cut on your leg and dont remember how it got there (weedeating)D@mn, guilty & guilty again, but replace leg with hand and a "What the h*ll?, wipe on pant leg and continue" I love this thread.

NINER
05-23-2008, 11:12 PM
When Your Neighbor Thinks He Is Doing You A Favor By Mowing Youre Yard Because He Sees You Dont Have Time And You ***** At Him For Mowing In Circles.

grasshopperslawn
05-23-2008, 11:30 PM
Amen!:laugh:

That's me!!!

KGR landscapeing
05-23-2008, 11:31 PM
when you get upset when people mow crop circles in there yards.
When you dont even have to supervise your crew but the guys nextdoor missed a few spots and you had to tell them. When you have to remind the guys to leave a window crackd cause the truck smells like feet and wet muddy rain gear. When people ask you if your shoes are new cause there not green. When you have 16 wheelboro's you dont know how you got all of them, and you cant remember which one you like the most. When your boots cost you a 130bucks, but your standing in 6 inchs of water and the guy goes rnt your feet wet.

topsites
05-23-2008, 11:38 PM
when it takes 15 min. to get the grass off your sunglass's from the last time you mowed

Or when you just grab another brand new set of goggles because you have 20 or 30 of them.
And later, when you can't find a one.

Shaded Green
05-23-2008, 11:46 PM
When you can spot a dull blade cut from 30 feet.
When some people begin to talk to you like you are a child.
When you are unable to answer your phone during the better part of the day.
When you praise the homeowner with a landscape nicer than most of your customers.
Most importantly...... When you are able to check out the rack on the jogger while mowing under a low tree and smoking a cigarette.

NINER
05-23-2008, 11:51 PM
When you can spot a dull blade cut from 30 feet.
When some people begin to talk to you like you are a child.
When you are unable to answer your phone during the better part of the day.
When you praise the homeowner with a landscape nicer than most of your customers.
Most importantly...... When you are able to check out the rack on the jogger while mowing under a low tree and smoking a cigarette.

YEAH OH HE$$ YEAH AND YOU THINK YOU ARE SO SLICK BUT MAYBE ITS THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR INSTEAD ACTING LIKE SHE IS GETTIN SOME SUN.

cod8825
05-24-2008, 08:17 AM
When you come home and your kids are acting like their spreading fertilizer with the spreaders you use during the winter. When your five year old is out weeding the beds in front of the house because he's seen daddy do it at jobs. When your kids think it is the coolest thing in the world to spend a day at work with dad. Man you can't beat this some days.

JosephLawnCare
05-24-2008, 01:16 PM
When the dryer lint screen is full of grass! And there's still grass on/in your socks.

cucv
05-24-2008, 01:38 PM
grass out the nose is a good i will third that as the best

Lawn Enforcer
05-24-2008, 02:34 PM
I opened up my flip cell phone and it was full of grass!

JosephLawnCare
05-25-2008, 10:36 PM
bump :laugh:

Scagguy
05-26-2008, 12:37 AM
When you get up early Sunday morning to go grab a cup of coffee at the corner store and fire up the Z instead of the truck.

STIHL GUY
05-26-2008, 10:24 PM
when i was marching in the memorial day parade i stopped playying my instrument to look at every lawn that needed to be mower

gorknoids
05-27-2008, 12:41 AM
...when you drink so much Gatorade it dyes your stool.

I'm crapping rainbows over here!
I'm starting to sound a little like a leprehcan too.

That's true! I pushed out what looked like anti-freeze last year and had my wife (A nurse-practitioner) examine it. I was wiggin, and got on the net for information. After about 3 pages of medical links, I found one about Gatorade Fierce, and laughed pretty hard.
http://www.poopreport.com/Intellectual/Content/Dye/dye.html?from=840&comments_per_page=140

jwl5510
05-27-2008, 06:10 AM
When you have dog poo on your mower tires and boots, but do not have a DOG!

corbster
05-27-2008, 08:19 AM
When you feel yourself pulling on the steering wheel with your left hand to turn left in the Truck.

1993lx172
06-03-2008, 03:14 AM
When you criticize your relatives lawn and landscaping when you go to visit, and then proceed to fix it.

farmboy1285
06-03-2008, 03:40 AM
When you take a shower and the water is mysteriously green, brown, black or a combination of the three, when the drain in shower is clogged with grass.

Ooomwizard
06-03-2008, 10:41 PM
.... when the green in your wallet is bits of grass.

dura to the max
06-03-2008, 10:45 PM
when researching for your business consists of endless hours on lawnsite.

TwistedSister
06-03-2008, 11:47 PM
When your shoes dont fit right so you turn them over and a pound of grass falls out.:walking:

jwl5510
06-04-2008, 05:45 AM
when the weather radar on time warner cable is on your TV daily

jwl5510
06-04-2008, 05:50 AM
When you want it to rain and everyone thinks your crazy they want a dry sunny day.

LawnBrother
06-04-2008, 07:48 AM
When you can get a job as a weatherman based on "life experience".

Lawn Enforcer
06-04-2008, 10:32 AM
I open the door of my shop and smell rotting grass!

When I go to the races I notice that the weeds along the cement barrier have not been trimmed and I talk to the promoter about it!

mikewhit1010
06-04-2008, 11:20 AM
When you can't back a truck up properly without your lawn trailer attached. Anyone else have that problem? I am so used to backing my trailer that I turn the wheel the wrong way sometimes when backing a vehicle with no trailer attached.

Happens to me all the time. I thought it was so weird.

Ooomwizard
06-04-2008, 11:25 AM
...when the client you worked for months to get their yard looking great decides it must be easy and cancels your service to do it themselves.

NINER
06-04-2008, 11:53 AM
When You Get Home And Jump In The Shower And Most Of Your Tan That Youve Been Working On All Day Washes Off.

All_Toro_4ME
06-04-2008, 12:41 PM
when you hop on the Z or the WB sulky to ride out in the yard to get the morning paper.

THEGOLDPRO
06-04-2008, 12:41 PM
when you think the smell of a newly fertilized lawn is an awesome smell.

Josh.S
06-04-2008, 03:14 PM
You turn your head as people with ztr's drive by


Your own yard hasn't been mowed for weeks but you're customer's yards have been mowed every 5 days.


You notice when people have crooked striping in their yard


You notice when somebody misses trimming a spot at random houses

mikewhit1010
06-04-2008, 03:20 PM
you know you are a lawn care guy when

Each girl you date loves how passionate you are about your job but half way through the busy season is sick and tired of your hours and becomes a nag so you break up. Then you find another on for the slow season and she gets mad because you dont have any work and then she dumps you. Then you get another girl right before the busy season and then becomes a nag half way through the season. Do you see a pattern

TomberLawn
06-04-2008, 03:29 PM
You tell the guy at Lowes looking at mowers that he doesn't need a new mower--he needs you!

The inside of your truck is so dusty it looks like you work at a feed mill (I've been told this about my truck by my brother who works on a farm).

You use a neighborhood barbecue as a marketing campaign.

Josh.S
06-04-2008, 04:20 PM
The inside of your truck is so dusty it looks like you work at a feed mill

Hell yah! :rolleyes:

PushingupDaisies
06-04-2008, 04:38 PM
Here's some more:

When your mower teaches you who is the boss, right in that instant when you were thinking you were going to pull off a super smooth move, too. And it hurts like holy crap but you're looking around to see if anyone noticed.

Every time you find yourself DOING exactly what you swore at least once you would NEVER find yourself doing (again).
Say, like mowing tall crap grass for less than it's worth, just as one example.
Then, when you wonder if anyone thinks you're two-faced.

When it frustrates you (and only you) that other Lco's are doing it wrong!
And, you can not stop yourself from going over and instructing them.

When you question the sharpness of the blades, even thou you do sharpen them every single day.

When you're cursing the machine for not starting, then see the switch is Off.
When you're cursing the machine for not cutting right, then realize the blades are disengaged.
When the machine breaks down and you're troubleshooting yourself to tears, then find it is out of fuel.


When you question your customer's irrigation timer settings, better yet, when you suggest to them the proper way.
Then, when you have learned to NEVER ever question this and IF you do fine but do NOT mess with it LOL

When you're 'squeezing' the price a bit to make it sound better, but you're not a lowballer and don't anyone DARE call you that. Then, when you're so angry and tired of it that you jack it up sky high because you don't care anymore, and yet you're the most honest Lco around lol

I know some of those may not amuse, but then I'm guilty.

The worst is when you do this around a new hire! I once took a brand new 21" in to the service place only to find out that I wasn't screwing the cap on right and was closing off the vents to the gas cap!! Thats an embarrassing call to get

Danielslawnservice
06-04-2008, 05:07 PM
these are funny...... they keep me entertained u know ur a landscaper when ur riding around and see the mower that u want that someone else has.....

deere615
06-04-2008, 10:56 PM
I turn to look everytime I see someone mowing their lawn or another landscaper, whether I am working or not

The inside of my truck either smells like grass or mulch

Reassurance Property
06-04-2008, 11:05 PM
When All your customers' lawns look great and yours looks like hell.

I've thought of hiring a competitor to do my lawn!

Lawn Enforcer
06-04-2008, 11:48 PM
I can smell a fertilized lawn from 3 blocks away, and nobody else can. I was driving around with my girlfriend the other day and I said, "oooo, somebody fertilized their lawn today" and she was so puzzled, it was hilarious

Real Mayo
06-06-2008, 02:55 AM
When you have the weather channel/radar on your phone.

When you can do a small yard better with a good weedeater than a decent push mower.

When you refuse to park facing uphill even without a trailer.

When you discover you have a collection of earplugs.

When you use terms like "quilt, circles, checkerboards" without referring to their general definitions.

when you're overly critical of old guys giving their lawns "buzzcuts".
when you see a homeowner pushmowing a decent size yard and say "have fun".

... I could go on forever...

jwl5510
06-06-2008, 04:09 AM
when your gas card bill is more than your house payment!!!!!!!!!


payuppayup

KGR landscapeing
06-06-2008, 08:31 AM
when you see a homeowner pushmowing a decent size yard and say "have fun".


this one :laugh: i die everytime i see that or its really long and there out there and the mowers like dying. i get a good laugh. Last firday this guy was riding around on a sulky talking on his cell. so i guess your a grass cutter when you can ride a sulky and talk on a phone at the same time

petekief
06-06-2008, 09:23 AM
when you're riding somewhere, anywhere and as usual you are quietly checking out every lawn you go by but see that one and say out loud "Ouhhh man - Nice stripes" and your kids tell you how sick you are but really don't have to - because already you know

Itsgottobegreen
06-06-2008, 09:59 AM
When you can look at a lawn and tell what brand mower, deck size and blades a someone is using to cut the lawn.

farmboy1285
06-06-2008, 01:19 PM
when you see a homeowner pushmowing a decent size yard and say "have fun".


this one :laugh: i die everytime i see that or its really long and there out there and the mowers like dying. i get a good laugh. Last firday this guy was riding around on a sulky talking on his cell. so i guess your a grass cutter when you can ride a sulky and talk on a phone at the same time

On one of my larger accounts I can text sometimes. Now that is confusing:dizzy: Somehow almost all of my stripes were straight.

billslawn89
06-06-2008, 01:26 PM
when your gas card bill is more than your house payment!!!!!!!!!


payuppayup

ya really! that what is seems like anymore! sucks!

wnccutter
06-06-2008, 01:38 PM
...after a 10 hour day you catch yourself telling your crew that "we will pack it in early today, see ya tomorrow at 7".

S man
06-06-2008, 02:56 PM
When buying mowers is like buying everyday stuff. phazer, stander, dixon, Lazer z!!!

Lawn Enforcer
06-06-2008, 05:42 PM
I can smell a fertilized lawn from 3 blocks away, and nobody else can. I was driving around with my girlfriend the other day and I said, "oooo, somebody fertilized their lawn today" and she was so puzzled, it was hilarious

I did this again last night, she's even more puzzled than before. I guess not everyone has "the gift" like us lawn folks!

Yesterday I backed my trailer up perfectly straight up to my shop door while I was talking to the gf on the phone! I said to myself, "damn, I'm good!"

Grits
06-06-2008, 07:21 PM
Ahahaha :laugh:

1. Grass in the dryer gets into other people's clothes, and they complain to you mostly because it "itches," and you have no idea why that would bother them.
2. When you clean out your truck with the backpack blower.
3. When the water in the wash machine turns BLACK right away, every single load.
3b. When your clothes never really come clean again, same with your hands.
4. When you can tell the octane of gasoline by the smell.
5. When folks look at you as if this is the job they want, or not.
6. When you race other Lco's but secretly, then feel good about 'whooping' them, and homeowners too.
7. If a new piece of equipment ever made you cry (really not funny thou).

:laugh::laugh:
(#6) It's funny because it's true!!!!

Grits
06-06-2008, 07:26 PM
When you can't back a truck up properly without your lawn trailer attached. Anyone else have that problem? I am so used to backing my trailer that I turn the wheel the wrong way sometimes when backing a vehicle with no trailer attached.

:laugh:
I thought it was only me. I do the same thing. It is easier for me to backup with a trailer attached.

nemow
06-06-2008, 07:44 PM
I can smell a fertilized lawn from 3 blocks away, and nobody else can. I was driving around with my girlfriend the other day and I said, "oooo, somebody fertilized their lawn today" and she was so puzzled, it was hilarious

I did the same thing last summer. Thought my girl was crazy until I asked around and had some people look at me funny. I really thought that was a common smell.

nemow
06-06-2008, 07:51 PM
I've thought of hiring a competitor to do my lawn!

Im looking into buying a house soon. Problem is its out of my service area. I figure the fuel and time it would take to drag a trailer and mower home once a week wouldn't be worth it. Told my girlfriend this Idea. She laughed, I thought it was the obvious, a few minutes later I asked her why she was laughing...she said noway will you be happy with a different lawn company mowing your lawn. You wouldn't be able to keep your mouth shut and you would end up going thru a different company once a week. Maybe I will just pave it and paint it green:)

ezyed
06-06-2008, 09:39 PM
when you read all 15 pages of what you do every day

deere615
06-06-2008, 10:32 PM
when you read all 15 pages of what you do every day

Amen, I get made fun of for that all the time

gorknoids
06-06-2008, 10:46 PM
You know you cut grass for a living when? for me it two things first my girl found grass in the bed the other nite :laugh: 2nd i found grass in the fridge how about you?

When you get out of the truck and your dog wants to roll in you.

thezaz
06-06-2008, 10:58 PM
when you stop in a lawn shop three times in a week just to see if they got any new toys or deals.

S man
06-06-2008, 11:46 PM
When lawn equipment you buy is like buying a big screen or a dirt bike and you're proud to show it off to your friends.

Lawn Enforcer
06-07-2008, 12:19 AM
When lawn equipment you buy is like buying a big screen or a dirt bike and you're proud to show it off to your friends.

And most of them don't care at all!

Lawn Enforcer
06-07-2008, 12:21 AM
I did the same thing last summer. Thought my girl was crazy until I asked around and had some people look at me funny. I really thought that was a common smell.

When your in the biz, the scent is just there. She said she couldn't smell anything. It's not just her, my other friends don't get it. Just like they don't get it when I told them I got a deal on a mower, $6,000. Their jaws hit the ground! And I said that's not even the most expensive, some Exmarks get into the $13,000 range! Then they were flabbergasted!

whoopassonthebluegrass
06-07-2008, 12:22 AM
When your favorite smell is weed killer!

Dugann
06-07-2008, 12:52 AM
some super funny, but yet true post. Man I love this thread.

dura to the max
06-07-2008, 12:55 AM
this is a good thread. i see myself in many of these posts. especially about spending so much time on on lawnsite

3238DPW
06-07-2008, 02:16 AM
when you open your lunch cooler and see the edger blades you put in there the night before so you wouldn't forget them

heather lawn sp
06-07-2008, 01:59 PM
When your favorite smell is weed killer!

I LOVE THE SMELL OF 2,4-D IN THE MORNING, IT'S THE SMELL OF VICTORY!!

DA Quality Lawn & YS
06-07-2008, 03:29 PM
I'll second this..a totally disgusting part of the business.
What do some of these mangy mutts eat anyway?



When you have dog poo on your mower tires and boots, but do not have a DOG!

born2farm
06-07-2008, 03:30 PM
when you dont get to upset when an old lady asked you to trim here bush

DA Quality Lawn & YS
06-07-2008, 03:56 PM
Good one...how've you been buddy?

when you dont get to upset when an old lady asked you to trim here bush

DA Quality Lawn & YS
06-07-2008, 03:57 PM
When you use your WB mower for 6-8 hours a day in the extreme humidity and your underwear gets totally soaked and starts to roll up further and further down your rear end.

KGR landscapeing
06-07-2008, 05:15 PM
When you use your WB mower for 6-8 hours a day in the extreme humidity and your underwear gets totally soaked and starts to roll up further and further down your rear end.

my boss stoppd me one day i was cutting the nursery its over 20 acers of grass the total places is like 40 some odd acres. its a day of mowing and 2 of trimming. one day during the summer i was cutting and hes like go take a break!!! i am like did i do something wrong? hes like no it looks like you just got raind on.

whoopassonthebluegrass
06-08-2008, 12:44 AM
when you dont get to upset when an old lady asked you to trim here bush

LOL! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

1993lx172
06-09-2008, 06:11 PM
When your wife starts a Lawnsite account just to see what the big deal is.:D

MJS
06-09-2008, 07:18 PM
When your wife starts a Lawnsite account just to see what the big deal is.:D

Was that a shot at whoopasson? lol :laugh:

Or when you are really laughing hard at a thread on lawnsite, and somebody comes in the room "what's so funny", you're like "here, read this, it's hilarious". And they stare blankly at you. :laugh:

PushingupDaisies
06-09-2008, 07:43 PM
When you look at the neighbor with his overpriced, self-paced machine and he is going 1mph with it. You're tempted to go over and tell him how he can get done faster and that the really expensive res Honda can go faster than a snail and still cut. (You don't because he is so proud that he can get his front yard done in an hour)

or

when your retired neighbor complains that your grass hasn't been cut in 3 weeks and you have mowers sitting on a trailer in your driveway. He of course has time to mow 2 times a week and stripe his lawn everytime. (bitter? me? NO, but I really do want to say something about his obvious screw up in fertilizing as shown by one long yellow streak)

or

You wonder what the heck is so important for your employee to be texting as to miss all the good/bad lawns on the way to the next job. And you are shocked when he isn't nearly as excited as the cool mow job you see and point out to him!

Grits
06-09-2008, 07:45 PM
...when you mention how you run your business and half a forum riots.

nemow
06-09-2008, 09:14 PM
...when you mention how you run your business and half a forum riots.

HAHAHAHAHA! :laugh:

capelawncare.com
06-09-2008, 09:18 PM
when you never drink the yellow gatorade in your truck without doing a temp, and sniff test first....

KGR landscapeing
06-09-2008, 09:22 PM
You wonder what the heck is so important for your employee to be texting as to miss all the good/bad lawns on the way to the next job. And you are shocked when he isn't nearly as excited as the cool mow job you see and point out to him!


when you harass your employee about his wife. then you find out the next week there borken up and he says nothing wrong but hes moving so slow. ahh the power of love. girls suck:cry:

deere615
06-09-2008, 09:53 PM
Or when you are really laughing hard at a thread on lawnsite, and somebody comes in the room "what's so funny", you're like "here, read this, it's hilarious". And they stare blankly at you. :laugh:

That happens to me alot!

whoopassonthebluegrass
06-10-2008, 01:21 AM
When your wife starts a Lawnsite account just to see what the big deal is.:D

Oooh, I hope she doesn't see this! I'll be sleeping alone tonight...







...on the porch...

Grits
06-10-2008, 01:57 AM
You wonder what the heck is so important for your employee to be texting as to miss all the good/bad lawns on the way to the next job. And you are shocked when he isn't nearly as excited as the cool mow job you see and point out to him!


when you harass your employee about his wife. then you find out the next week there borken up and he says nothing wrong but hes moving so slow. ahh the power of love. girls suck:cry:

We must have the same employee!

dura to the max
06-10-2008, 08:01 PM
when you get upset b/c you cut too many lawns to have time for lawnsite.

atv220chris
06-11-2008, 03:46 AM
When you can't back a truck up properly without your lawn trailer attached. Anyone else have that problem? I am so used to backing my trailer that I turn the wheel the wrong way sometimes when backing a vehicle with no trailer attached.

i do that all the time backing out of a drive way

AdamChrap
06-11-2008, 07:51 AM
When All your customers' lawns look great and yours looks like hell.

Honestly my wife about killed me last year. My lawn got mowed 4 times! Yes 4. She now has taken over the lawn care responsibilities at the house.

Before you get in the shower you look in the mirror and you look like you are wearing white shorts and a white cut off shirt!

When people want to know why you have white circles around your ears?

When you hear people talking about the weekend and you wounder what that is.

When your wife wants to kill you because you have only about 2 weeks in late October/ early November wear it is reasonably safe to schedule a vacation!

AdamChrap
06-11-2008, 07:52 AM
When you eat your lunch and all you can smell is the over powering smell of grease and gas.

Try having a Diesel Mower! My whole house reaked of Diesel last night!

AdamChrap
06-11-2008, 07:59 AM
When you are the only person quite possibly on earth that has 1000 Gallons of fuel at your house

KGR landscapeing
06-11-2008, 08:16 AM
Honestly my wife about killed me last year. My lawn got mowed 4 times! Yes 4. She now has taken over the lawn care responsibilities at the house.

Before you get in the shower you look in the mirror and you look like you are wearing white shorts and a white cut off shirt!

When people want to know why you have white circles around your ears?

When you hear people talking about the weekend and you wounder what that is.

When your wife wants to kill you because you have only about 2 weeks in late October/ early November wear it is reasonably safe to schedule a vacation!

well thats not even true the snow flys befor the leaves are gone. cause the leaves seem to fall all winter

PushingupDaisies
06-11-2008, 01:21 PM
When you hear people talking about the weekend and you wounder what that is.


As a weekend cutter after my full time job, I hear ya! If I wasn't in such a religious community I would probably work Sundays too! Thank heavens for the faithful:)

Also for those weekend warrior grass cutters like me:


When you only take a day off from your regular job, not to relax, but because you have a side cutting/landscaping job that came up

AdamChrap
06-11-2008, 04:37 PM
As a weekend cutter after my full time job, I hear ya! If I wasn't in such a religious community I would probably work Sundays too! Thank heavens for the faithful:)


This is my full time job and I do work sundays :dizzy:

dura to the max
06-11-2008, 04:42 PM
you take no days off? more power to you, but money shouldnt be that much of a focus.

AdamChrap
06-11-2008, 09:50 PM
you take no days off? more power to you, but money shouldnt be that much of a focus.

It is not as much the money as much as it is that I was in need of a employee because I brought in so much new business this year and I finally found one and he is is currently in training. Hopefully soon I will get Sundays off.

atv220chris
06-12-2008, 01:10 AM
When you are the only person quite possibly on earth that has 1000 Gallons of fuel at your house

dose your insurance man know that.... my dads god mad at him for a 55 gal drum

AdamChrap
06-12-2008, 01:43 AM
dose your insurance man know that.... my dads god mad at him for a 55 gal drum

lol ya they know. I would think it has to do with were you live. Lots of farmers have large fule tanks.

LawnBrother
06-12-2008, 08:46 AM
Honestly my wife about killed me last year. My lawn got mowed 4 times! Yes 4. She now has taken over the lawn care responsibilities at the house.

Before you get in the shower you look in the mirror and you look like you are wearing white shorts and a white cut off shirt!

When people want to know why you have white circles around your ears?

When you hear people talking about the weekend and you wounder what that is.

When your wife wants to kill you because you have only about 2 weeks in late October/ early November wear it is reasonably safe to schedule a vacation!

:laugh: My back yard only got mowed twice. Cool thing is that the other day my wife mowed the whole lawn...with the 21". It takes 45 minutes with a 44". I have been trying to get her to learn how to use the 44" but she is scared of it (yours would be scared of 44" too ;)).
So then I was at the vets with my cat the other day. The veterinarian is a 59 year old lady who, upon me mentioning that I cut grass, started raving about how she loves to cut her enormous lawn with her old pistol grip Cub Cadet WB. I told my wife this and all of the sudden she has a compelling desire to learn to use the big WB. :rolleyes: I love it when a plan comes "together" (to-get-her...to mow the lawn!) :cool2:

BTW, you know you're a grass cutter when you are ACTUALLY THANKFUL to your parents for all the lawn work they made you do as a child, because now you see it as valuable work experience.

1993lx172
06-12-2008, 06:43 PM
When you have memorized the serial number of every piece of equipment you own but you can't remember your wife's birthday/ or your anniversary

AdamChrap
06-12-2008, 08:14 PM
[QUOTE=LawnBrother;2370364 Cool thing is that the other day my wife mowed the whole lawn...with the 21". It takes 45 minutes with a 44". I have been trying to get her to learn how to use the 44" but she is scared of it (yours would be scared of 44" too ;)).
[/QUOTE]

lol actually my wife mows ours with the 72" Diesel :cool2:

Here are some of her stripes at one of my accounts

LawnBrother
06-13-2008, 12:01 AM
Nice! I wish my gal could lay stripes like that.

mikewhit1010
06-13-2008, 10:11 AM
On that big lot with the stripes it looks like you mow one direction then stripe it the other direction so you are actually cutting that lawn twice. is this right? Sorry I live in TX we dont stripe.

whoopassonthebluegrass
06-13-2008, 10:40 AM
On that big lot with the stripes it looks like you mow one direction then stripe it the other direction so you are actually cutting that lawn twice. is this right? Sorry I live in TX we dont stripe.

I can't speak for him, but when I stripe, I only cut once. If you get a lawn, such as that chapel, where nobody walks around mussing it up - then the stripes will still be there next week when it's mowed in a different direction.

nemow
06-13-2008, 10:49 AM
When your favorite forums are seasonal and you are torn in March between lawnsite and plowsite. Or annoyed you have to check both for new posts.

Josh.S
06-13-2008, 05:48 PM
On that big lot with the stripes it looks like you mow one direction then stripe it the other direction so you are actually cutting that lawn twice. is this right? Sorry I live in TX we dont stripe.

Most of us alternate directions every other week. So one week I would mow a yard vertical, then the next week I would mow it horizontal. This would put a checker-board effect.

mikewhit1010
06-13-2008, 06:30 PM
thanks guys. I figured there was no way you would be mowing it two directions.

punt66
06-13-2008, 07:01 PM
When you always have dots of poison ivy on the legs from trimming. When you dont cut your own lawn! I have always been big on a nice yard even before i was in this business. but after cutting 10-12 lawns a day mine is the last i want to see. Luckely the wife doesnt seem to notice :)

dura to the max
06-13-2008, 07:19 PM
When you always have dots of poison ivy on the legs from trimming. When you dont cut your own lawn! I have always been big on a nice yard even before i was in this business. but after cutting 10-12 lawns a day mine is the last i want to see. Luckely the wife doesnt seem to notice :)

mine actually got cut yesterday. 1st time in a month the whole thing has been cut. it'll look good for a week, and in about a month it'll look good for another week

bowhunter74
06-13-2008, 09:11 PM
You know your a cutter when you have an itch on your arm and you know that pine tree will get it for ya on the next pass.

Lawn Enforcer
07-01-2008, 11:15 PM
When I argued with a teacher about a spelling mistake on a term paper. I was firm on the spelling of the word laser as 'lazer' I was really getting mad because I thought I was right, but a trip to the dictionary really set me straight, but I still spell it 'Lazer' it just looks better

PushingupDaisies
07-02-2008, 01:43 PM
:dizzy:When you spend so much time on lawnsite and working that your nightmares are about a good customer who has an awesome lawn dropping you. :confused:What is worse is that the new guy leaves mohawks all over and your once picky customer can't see it but loves the new price. :cry: :eek: almost woke up in a cold sweat:laugh:

kleankutslawn
07-02-2008, 02:16 PM
all of the above!!!!

1993lx172
07-02-2008, 05:34 PM
When your dealer greets you by name when you walk through the door

02DURAMAX
07-02-2008, 05:45 PM
This has got to be one of the best threads!!!!

1993lx172
07-02-2008, 05:51 PM
[QUOTE=02DURAMAX;2400829]This has got to be one of the best threads!!!![/QUOTE

Got that right!!:laughing:

Shaded Green
07-02-2008, 07:11 PM
This is definitely the best post on here.

Yuanding
07-02-2008, 07:58 PM
When you take the cap off your bottle of two stroke oil, put your nose in, and think it smells good enough to drink.

Yuanding
07-02-2008, 08:02 PM
When you grade dog poo by how easy it'll be to blow off the lawn with your hand-held.

Josh.S
07-02-2008, 08:09 PM
When you work 12 hours a day - 6 days a week, and still can never catch up.

1993lx172
07-02-2008, 08:40 PM
When your wife's attempt at striping your yard almost leads to you divorcing her.

timmac
07-03-2008, 12:20 AM
your on vacation and all you think about is mowing the beach.

whoopassonthebluegrass
07-03-2008, 12:42 AM
You work your tail off but have no life insurance, health insurance, or retirement...

dishboy
07-03-2008, 08:41 AM
When your wife's attempt at striping your yard almost leads to you divorcing her.

Or your wife thinks about divorcing you because you are always in the shop messing with the equipment.

BeautifulBlooms
07-04-2008, 02:09 PM
You are string trimming and you get some wet stuff flung onto your face, then you realize it was a toads head!

whoopassonthebluegrass
07-04-2008, 05:30 PM
Your wife threatens to move back to her mom's with the kids - and you don't argue - b/c you're stuck working 12-14 hour days just to provide them with food and shelter... :laugh:

Supper Grassy
07-04-2008, 06:12 PM
This thread is great

when you know what brand and model a mower is when passing it

ok4me2xlr8
07-04-2008, 06:50 PM
I dont know if any one already said this but you know you mow grass for a living when you can ride by a yard and tell what kind of mower cut it without even seeing them mowing it!!!

Lazer_Z
07-04-2008, 08:05 PM
This thread is great

when you know what brand and model a mower is when passing it I have to add onto this. When you can name EVERY mower,trimmer and blower just by COLOR. You can also figure out what deck size and HP of the mowers, yeah I have it bad lol.

dura to the max
07-04-2008, 11:26 PM
when you take the 4th of july off w/ your gf and she points out the mistakes other lco's made in 2 yards in the same neighborhood

stihl6
07-05-2008, 12:07 AM
When your neighbor mows your lawn just to be nice and you threaten to kill him

J&R Landscaping
07-05-2008, 12:23 AM
I have to add onto this. When you can name EVERY mower,trimmer and blower just by COLOR. You can also figure out what deck size and HP of the mowers, yeah I have it bad lol.

I agree, I'm getting pretty good with that!

J&R Landscaping
07-05-2008, 12:25 AM
When you go on a florida vacation for a week and make sure you visit the local mower dealers and try to find a job while you are down there.

From reading this thread, this could be the start of a LS support group!

Lawn Enforcer
07-05-2008, 03:57 AM
when you take the 4th of july off w/ your gf and she points out the mistakes other lco's made in 2 yards in the same neighborhood

Holy shipwreck! She is gooood! My gf doesn't quite know the difference between "cutting the grass" and "mowing a lawn" but she'll get there. She asks me, "so, how much grass did you cut today?" and I say, "I didn't cut any grass, I manicured lawns." She still thinks there isn't a difference, but I'll break her in soon enough! I told her she needs to know these things if she's gonna be my hot secretary! lol

Rhett
07-05-2008, 09:09 AM
When you can ID the type of dog food your client is feeding thier dogs by the smell when you run over the poop. Worst is Iams

J&R Landscaping
07-05-2008, 11:32 AM
When you can ID the type of dog food your client is feeding thier dogs by the smell when you run over the poop. Worst is Iams

:laugh:Damn, I'm not that good yet...:dizzy::drinkup:

Lazer_Z
07-05-2008, 12:12 PM
:laugh:Damn, I'm not that good yet...:dizzy::drinkup:And I don't want to be :laugh:

johnnybravo8802
07-06-2008, 11:20 AM
You know you cut grass for a living when? for me it two things first my girl found grass in the bed the other nite :laugh: 2nd i found grass in the fridge how about you?
When there are holes in all your underwear and blisters on your toes!!!!!!!!!!:laugh::laugh:

MowHouston
07-06-2008, 11:51 AM
When you blow your nose at the end of the day and BLACK boogers come out.

Pastaboy62
07-06-2008, 12:46 PM
When you blow your nose at the end of the day and BLACK boogers come out.

I get that every day.

nmez21
07-06-2008, 12:50 PM
While flossing at night, you find grass.

PushingupDaisies
07-13-2008, 07:17 PM
Your read something funny or interesting on here. You are out with friends and start saying "I saw something on lawnsite......" You stop, realize that you could try to explain it but they still wouldn't understand or find it funny.

You have the e-mail notifications from lawnsite forwarded to you cell phone so you know instantly when something is going on;)

Addicted, guilty as charged.

whoopassonthebluegrass
07-13-2008, 07:28 PM
When your homepage is your lawnsite control panel.

When, after the morning leak, you walk to the computer to check the threads, even though you can barely open your eyes against the glare of the monitor.

KGR landscapeing
07-13-2008, 08:33 PM
When your homepage is your lawnsite control panel.

When, after the morning leak, you walk to the computer to check the threads, even though you can barely open your eyes against the glare of the monitor.

its worse for me with plowsite in the winter gotta get on and check to see if anybody said how much snow were gonna get. or get home from 30hrs in the truck and cant sleep till i check this stuff out

G.M.Landscaping
07-13-2008, 09:16 PM
When you can't back a truck up properly without your lawn trailer attached. Anyone else have that problem? I am so used to backing my trailer that I turn the wheel the wrong way sometimes when backing a vehicle with no trailer attached.

So true.:weightlifter:

JFF
07-13-2008, 09:25 PM
When you need to dethatch all your socks.

oOTurfmanoO
07-13-2008, 09:31 PM
:laugh: oh ya! or turning a corner going wide without your trailer...lol

Constantly checking your mirrors in the work truc to watch the trailer then doing the same thing in your car!

TomberLawn
07-13-2008, 10:20 PM
When you need to dethatch all your socks.

Everyday, man! I guess I need to start wearing some taller boots. All my socks have green rings around the ankles!

mississippiturf
07-13-2008, 10:35 PM
When you secretly peek on your competitor's trailor to see what kind of trimmer sting he's using

1993lx172
07-14-2008, 01:03 AM
When you cant mix a decent drink but can make 2 cyl mix perfectly each time without measuring :drinkup:

JTlawnService
07-14-2008, 11:00 PM
when your desk top background is a picture of your favorite mower

JTlawnService
07-14-2008, 11:06 PM
When you "come home still speaking spanish to your family." Texas thing I suppose.

You must work for brikman ^^:weightlifter:

deere615
07-15-2008, 12:01 AM
when your desk top background is a picture of your favorite mower

haha thats me!

dura to the max
07-15-2008, 12:28 AM
would be me (w/ a super lawn truck). lol, but i have the FF prayer.

Josh.S
07-15-2008, 02:43 AM
When your at a friend's house that has a ZTR, and want to comment on how he could do 3 point turns to eliminate turf damage every 60 inches.

dura to the max
07-15-2008, 10:46 PM
when you watch a movie and repeatedly comment on the landscaping (good or bad)

PushingupDaisies
07-15-2008, 10:54 PM
OK, heres one for you. Doing the green thing (ok actually just saving myself green) and riding my bicycle to my regular job. I get hit by a Ford Ranger who wasn't paying attention and pulled out, knocked me over, and then stopped on my ankle. After I have my OH @^*#! moment, realized I'm in the road with a suburban headed my way, guy backs of my ankle he stopped on after hitting me :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead: and I'm on the curb, I of course notice the grass I'm sitting on.

I begin thinking:

They really need to sharpen their blades.........you know that clover patch can get out of control if they don't start treating it...........this is definitely not kentucky bluegrass. All these thoughts while I'm waiting for the EMT's and officers.

Yes, I'm sick....I Need Help;)

dura to the max
07-15-2008, 11:03 PM
^^^^that is awesome!!! not the part about the injury, but an awesome addition to this thread. seriously im sorry to hear that and wish you a speedy recovery.

PushingupDaisies
07-15-2008, 11:12 PM
sprained ankle is all. mild road rash and what I expect to be serious day after pain. Hopefully won't affect my Saturday mowing day

deere615
07-15-2008, 11:17 PM
Ouch, thats a heck of a story though

SNAPPER MAN
07-15-2008, 11:33 PM
JTlawnservice, I dont work for brickman but I run all hispanic labor and we prefer to speak spanish while working so others cant understand us. Its quite funny.

Lawn Enforcer
07-16-2008, 12:13 AM
when you watch a movie and repeatedly comment on the landscaping (good or bad)

My girlfriend hates when I do that! My friend even once threw a shoe at me because he were sick of it. I just laughed!

The bike story was too good!

dura to the max
07-16-2008, 12:15 AM
when you watch a movie and repeatedly comment on the landscaping (good or bad)

happened tonight again, just about every movie i watch w/ the gf it happens.