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bobbygedd
03-22-2004, 02:04 PM
anyone see the sappranos last night? well, what happens is, the mob guy tells the lawn guy he must pay him 2% of his income, as "protection" to maintain the right to work in his area. so of course, got me thinking......i see so many unlicensed guys applying pesticides, i could drop a dime on them in a minute, but it may be profitable, if i just tell them they have to pay me xx amount per month, to keep quiet. what do u think? another great idea, isn't it?

Wells
03-22-2004, 02:06 PM
Bobby...Your the man...do it.

KathysLGC
03-22-2004, 02:18 PM
yeah but the guy only got half his accounts........ lets see what next sunday brings...

NickN
03-22-2004, 02:21 PM
Don't forget to carry a shovel with you.Not everyone has one on hand for getting whacked upside the head with.

bobbygedd
03-22-2004, 02:22 PM
i always got a shovel, and a bat, in my truck, and in the truck of the car

NickN
03-22-2004, 02:28 PM
See,that's where you're going wrong.You gotta have a Cadillac to pull up in so you can throw the 21" walk behind in the trunk.Best to wait till one of the guys in the tree and the other is holding his safety rope.
:) I was waiting on the phone calls last night when I saw that one.

KathysLGC
03-22-2004, 04:16 PM
Yeah what gives with the small mower? That chain saw was probly worth more..lol

Blessed 1
03-22-2004, 04:19 PM
I wonder what Toro got out of the deal?

rmartin
03-22-2004, 04:43 PM
Yeah but do you know what happens to the whistle blowers in the show. They all end up swimmin with the fishes.....

lawnguyland
03-22-2004, 05:22 PM
i felt sooo bad for mr. vitro last night. oucha. he shoulda weed wacked the old man. ps looked like a commercial lawnboy mower which is in the 700$ range give or take...

mowerman90
03-22-2004, 05:32 PM
Made me feel glad I don't do any treework

Pecker
03-22-2004, 05:43 PM
Just make sure none of those guys you try to intimidate is Tony or any of his relatives. The tables could turn real fast!

DennisF
03-22-2004, 07:03 PM
Hmmm...hush money from the competition? What a thought! That sounds like a good idea to try on the illegals and rednecks here in the sunshine state.
I couldn't go through with it though. With my luck, the first guy I tried to blackmail for a payoff would be related to the town Sheriff.

BrianK10
03-22-2004, 07:28 PM
If I ever see Paulie walking up to me while I'm cutting, you can bet that I'll be running like a girl.


Brian

justmjc
03-22-2004, 08:02 PM
That's a good idea. The only problem is if you take 2% of a scrubs income, that leaves you to claim about $10.

LawnMower
03-22-2004, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by Blessed 1
I wonder what Toro got out of the deal?

It also seemed to me that the blades were spinning way to slow on that Toro. What do you think?

I'm so glad the Soprano's are back.

Kelly's Landscaping
03-22-2004, 08:47 PM
I wish they had researched the role a bit better the lawn crew had no trailer used 21-inch mowers. And the part I loved was guys been at it 26 years and heís the one on a weed wacker not his helper. Where it got real bad was he was starting his trimmer at the same time the other guy was starting his blower what the hell was he going to blow if the place wasnít trimmed yet. Not to mention both actors had no clue what they were doing you would figure it would be written a little better then that. Both should have been on trimmers and I know one thing if I saw my boss being beaten up that old guy would have lost his face to the weed wacker. Landscapers are a lot tougher then they made us out to be it was embarrassing. Bst was when the kid was using the 36 inch mower at the end I guess cutting a streight line wasn't taught in acting school.

bobbygedd
03-22-2004, 09:00 PM
yea kelly i thought the same thing. freaking tuff azz landscaper gettin smacked around by an old man?

lawncarepros2004
03-22-2004, 09:11 PM
The old "Pearl Harbor" move gets em every time. Sneak attack. Shovel to the dome. Any questions?

bobbygedd
03-22-2004, 09:25 PM
pearl harbor my butt, that guy was as dumb as a tree stump. for god's sake, ok, you get wacked, now respond like a lawn boy, move quick, think quick. good lord, what if that was a wasps nest, u have to react quick. that for sure was not a real life scenerio. boy i dare em to come after me and chico like that, you see nothin but mozzerella cheese all over the damn road.

A1 Lawn@Landscapes
03-22-2004, 09:51 PM
When I first saw this thread, I thought it would have something to do with a bowling ball bag.

Lazer_Z
03-22-2004, 11:05 PM
Bobby thank you for starting this thread I have HBO on right now as i'm typing