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Old 12-30-2006, 12:02 AM
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On customer said I stole there 2 gallon pump sprayer I did not. I get accused of breaking sprinkler heads sometimes.
Some times we break sprinkler haeads and dont know it. But sometimes you have to run aroung the lawn picking up plastic and springs to hide the evidence. LOL honesty is best.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:06 AM
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Never had a bad encounter about anything with any of my customers.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:29 AM
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Never had a bad encounter about anything with any of my customers.
Me too.

Except the child I fathered accidentally on one condo site, the mercedes benz I set on fire last year with ricochet rocks...etc...

sorry just had to do this....

honest, never done nothin wrong sir
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:41 PM
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Never had a bad encounter about anything with any of my customers.
It will happen eventually, it's just a matter of time. Took several years before I got my first off-the-wall accusal.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:46 PM
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I hope in that case you went over and picked up the trash can lid and placed it right over the hole. Please tell me you did that. And then tell me she apologized profusely for having totally wasted your time.
I did place the lid over the dried out spot just to show her the perfect fit. She went red in the face from embarrassment but never did offer an apology just shruged her sholders and said "My kids must have done that".
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:16 PM
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Got accused of STEALING a fricking birdfeeder one time.

Also get accused of "spinning my mower on the sprinkler heads and breaking them off". Moron, for one, I try my best to not even let a wheel hit a sprinkler while mowing straight, and where I turn around the perimeter of the lawn there is NO sprinklers. Biggest problem is that most are installed 2 to 3 inches too HIGH and don't have any backfill around the head, plus the risers are crap. I do everything I can to avoid hitting them, but s*** happens sometimes! If I was just calmly notified that I may have broken a couple off and been asked to repair them I'd do it for free and RIGHT. But he'd rather do it himself wrong again and then bi*** at me! I was MAD to say the least. Ironically this same scenerio has happened with more than one customer and could have been taken care of by me so easily, but noooo.
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:10 PM
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I was mowing around a large white pine when a $80 bird feeder jumped out from behind the tree and attcked my face. My head was down and I was wearing my baseball cap. Owner never said anything to be. That thing was toast after it hit the ground. I leanded it up aginst the tree and next week there was a new one.
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:00 PM
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Only one year, but so far so good...never accused. (but I'll be watching for sprinkler heads a little more closely)
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:30 PM
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i've mowed over a bunch of dog toys and kids toys but never been accused for any large damages. Being honest really pays off because because i have bumped into a flower pot or ripped a tarp and told the customer asap and they usually say thanks for being honest and not to worry about. I like having my clients gain confidents in me and not second guessing everything.

These stories are funny onces the problem is solved.
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:53 PM
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When I was new at this I had a customer that had toys all over the lawn every time it needed to be cut. I told the customer that the toys have to be up by Monday, well they never were and the father kept telling the kid to pick them up which he would not do. So I got tired of doing it myself so I ran them over, bye bye walkie talkies, cars, balls and all other toys. So I told the father I ran over some toys in the lawn and he said well he should have picked them up, and I never had a problem again. It looked like a toy war!
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