But you have to take it in stride.... remember the good ones also. Just got this the other day.
"Jeff BTW… so you know I had three quotes. *****'s some guy from Riverside and you. You came in 2nd in price but knowing you had a degree in landscaping and knew the plant life names made you stand out. *****’s been doing my landscaping for 12 years and he’s a nice guy. His guys do really nice work and are pretty friendly. I hope you and I can do business after this and Ill spread the word here in the development which goes a long way. Thanks again."
Its funny too, because after someone sends you a nice note like this, you will take care of them better, and look forward to working with them. ( Im not positive, but I don't think my college degree was in 'landscaping')