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Old 11-29-2008, 10:29 AM
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GOOD story of lawn care wanna be!

this dude comes to work with us one day and i was the crew chief at the time. Well any way myself, this newbie, and two other guys that i have been workin with go to mow home depot. Well to get conversation started i ask if the guy has done this before and he ashures me he has, claiming he worked for a large company but he cant remember the name. and i ask him if he knows how to use a ZTR, and his response is yea i can weed eat! I was just like awesome dude!! Than after we harass him he finds out that a ZTR is a mower. So he starts telling me he has used a tara mower, and i was baffled than i finally realize he meant Toro!! So i let him carry on with his non sense; and he starts telling me how bad he had it at the old place he worked having to check the spark plug gap every day in every piece of equipment. and i just kept taking this dudes BS holding back laughter.. so any way we get to home depot and this fella is an older gentle man and i feel kind enough to see if this moron could sit on his butt and mow. He couldnt even start the mower, but he claimed he used to mow huge 60 acre fields a week ago. Than he goes to back it off the trailer and he hits both sides of the trailer ping pongin the whole way out. So eventually he gets off and begins mowing with my help to put the deck at height. than he finally realizes he doesnt know what hees doing and asks to weed eat. the guy just didnt show up the next day.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:01 PM
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this dude comes to work with us one day and i was the crew chief at the time. Well any way myself, this newbie, and two other guys that i have been workin with go to mow home depot. Well to get conversation started i ask if the guy has done this before and he ashures me he has, claiming he worked for a large company but he cant remember the name. and i ask him if he knows how to use a ZTR, and his response is yea i can weed eat! I was just like awesome dude!! Than after we harass him he finds out that a ZTR is a mower. So he starts telling me he has used a tara mower, and i was baffled than i finally realize he meant Toro!! So i let him carry on with his non sense; and he starts telling me how bad he had it at the old place he worked having to check the spark plug gap every day in every piece of equipment. and i just kept taking this dudes BS holding back laughter.. so any way we get to home depot and this fella is an older gentle man and i feel kind enough to see if this moron could sit on his butt and mow. He couldnt even start the mower, but he claimed he used to mow huge 60 acre fields a week ago. Than he goes to back it off the trailer and he hits both sides of the trailer ping pongin the whole way out. So eventually he gets off and begins mowing with my help to put the deck at height. than he finally realizes he doesnt know what hees doing and asks to weed eat. the guy just didnt show up the next day.
By the way...good story, gotta love people like that.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:31 AM
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By the way...good story, gotta love people like that.
thanks i thot it was pretty funny.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:39 AM
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What is even more funny is that I have had several "supervisors" over the years that couldn't pull their finger out of their own behind. LOL
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:46 PM
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What is even more funny is that I have had several "supervisors" over the years that couldn't pull their finger out of their own behind. LOL
lol yea my bosses sons r just like that. they have an excuse for everything, its more like babby sitting.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:26 PM
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and people think this job is easy....
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:07 PM
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I'm surprised the guy didn't get on his hands and knees and eat some weeds.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:11 PM
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sometimes you have to say lol I know a couple me-can-hicks like that.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:20 PM
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I'm surprised the guy didn't get on his hands and knees and eat some weeds.
lol u could almost expect it from this guy
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:39 PM
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I had one kid work for me from my school at the begining of the summer cause he really wanted to. He started off trimming and was slow but wasn't bad at it. on the 4th lawn he asked if he could use my 21inch he said he knew how. I weedwacked 2 yards and caut the little field with my 36" before he even finshed the front yard of the one house!! This front yard was like 20ft by 15ft! he could not even turn the mower it was harlirous he asked to go home after that because he was tired.
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