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Old 09-25-2006, 12:22 AM
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If it wasn't for the customers or employees, this business would be great


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Yeah really, just eliminate the customers, employees, breakdowns, and inconsistent schedules,.. and we would have the best business out there...
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:54 AM
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I broke out in laughter!!

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That's about the only real good thing about doing cemeteries; the customers don't have much to say about how you cut it.

....this is true. LOL....still.

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Old 09-25-2006, 06:57 AM
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I always said....."If it doesn't rain and everyone shows up, the truck won't start." or "If everythings ready to go and the weather is perfect, someone's going to be a no-show."
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:55 AM
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I had a customer today...tell me that she didnt think she needed her lawn cut because "I have the type of grass that dies in the winter" ....so I sat there........in a daze of uncomfortably dumb.....and all I could think was.... ummmmm It's F'N September!!! AND 75 degrees at 10 in the morning!!! lol Why do people think the first day of Fall...is the first day of Winter?? I simply remided her...that her grass will grow til mid November. ERRRRRRR! Do you guys/gals have anything dumb that you've heard lately from a client? Anyway... I think I will be ridding myself of Mrs. Gump next year.

Tell her most people have lawns that die in the winter but since its only fall you will continue to cut at planned.
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:04 AM
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Tell her most people have lawns that die in the winter but since its only fall you will continue to cut at planned.

Well she called me back 3 days later and said..."okay...you can cut it...its getting too long" 3 DAYS!!!!!!! HAHA I had to laugh!
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:46 AM
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Last week i lowered the blades on my mower to 2.5 inches and a customer came out complaining that the grass was cut too short and requested that i do something to make it longer for her. I wanted to tell her to go into a comma for 3 days and wake up when it was at her desired height. Unreal
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:00 AM
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I must really be living right...My clients never complain. In fact yesterday I stopped in to do a (goodwill-call) at one of my larger customers to see if their was anything else I could do for them. He said everything was perfect. I also do two of their homes, I told him I was going to be raising my rates next season on all of my residential business and all he said was it's about time...Ha! Strange huh? Have a great FRIDAY everyone!
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:15 AM
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ITS ABOUT TIME!!!!???? WOW! Now that's a response we wish all of our customers would say when rates are raised!
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:23 AM
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Wow helwig must be the best of the best. His customers never complain and they even want to give him more money. Wouldn't it be nice if we were all like him.
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