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Old 04-15-2014, 07:51 PM
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Do you look into window and wave?

When you see customers in house through the window do you wave or just pretend you don't see them and go about your business? I caught a few customers watching my every move. They follow me around to front and back of house and peek out. Usually it's the older folks.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:56 PM
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When you see customers in house through the window do you wave or just pretend you don't see them and go about your business? I caught a few customers watching my every move. They follow me around to front and back of house and peek out. Usually it's the older folks.
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This usually happens to me the first couple mows. Old people tend to know how valuable their dollar is because they are probably retired, they don't want to waste money. It feels awkward for me, but i just act like i know what I'm doing, and own it. I try to look confident, and i feel like waving just makes it more awkward, at least for me. Never have waved in a window, i feel like that is looking in on their home, which some people the first time you are there to cut, might feel violated if they are that way. That you are looking on on them and their personal belongings, even though you aren't.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:58 PM
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I don't look into customers windows. That's creepy.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:21 AM
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I don't have time to skylark.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:58 PM
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Sure do. They like to watch. It's pretty neat to watch us zip around on funny looking machines. A lot of them don't have much going on until you come around so it's like a show, Plus they are paying for it.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:58 PM
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I have one that peeks through her blinds, when I get close, it closes. lol Its a big lawn, she just started doing this in the last year. Her mind is starting to go as well. I pretend I don't see her, I think it would frighten her if I waved. I've been mowing her lawn 18+ years. Hate seeing many of my customers health failing them.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:56 PM
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I have one that peeks through her blinds, when I get close, it closes. lol Its a big lawn, she just started doing this in the last year. Her mind is starting to go as well. I pretend I don't see her, I think it would frighten her if I waved. I've been mowing her lawn 18+ years. Hate seeing many of my customers health failing them.
I have the exact same type of customer. This lady I mow for must be 90 years old and has a nurser/helper. The nurse/helper lady told me my client's all but lost her mind. When I mow and the nurse/helper isn't there I can see the old lady standing off to the side of her rear door just staring at me. She'll peak through the blinds as I mow around the house. I tried waving a couple times but it scares her. It's actually kind of sad. But it freaks me out. I know it shouldnt... but it totally does. I hate mowing that lawn.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:21 PM
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Look in a window??if I did happen to see someone watching me through my sunglasses I wouldn't wave!
Who's to say they wouldn't think what else are they looking at?"....I'm out.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:25 PM
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What if they don't have any clothes on?
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:09 PM
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What if they don't have any clothes on?
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