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Old 06-26-2010, 07:52 PM
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what really pissed me off today is when you dig holes for plants around trees and bushes and there are like 50 anooying roots everywhere that take like a half hour to get through then you put the plant in to find out you have another 2 inches of roots to go through...then you got to put it in and go 2 feet over to do the same thing around the same tree.....
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:17 PM
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low branches
out of control bushes
animal dung
moving anything away
trampolines
trampolines, only my PITA customers have those.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:35 PM
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fat older women or men out in there ......... well near nakedness cuz they can. There went my straight lines!
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:38 PM
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Trailer lights. I have 5 trailers and it seems at least 1 has some light issue.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:41 PM
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When I get there, and the grass has already been cut.
DAMN.

As some might guess, that happened to me today.
On the other hand I should have known, when a customer looks for a lawn
service this time of the year...
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:42 PM
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Working around the sidewalk and every one has to come through.
Thank gawd for insurance because I'm not stopping them and they sure aint stopping me.

It's fun to watch their faces it's like as if, I just smile and rev that little trimmer wide open.
brap brappp.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:59 PM
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little landscaping rocks that are between the pavers of the sidewalk that the trimmer picks up and throws into their storm window
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:18 PM
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Nothing bothers me, I'm a professional!
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:18 PM
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trampolines, only my PITA customers have those.
just move it with your mower works for me!

Id list mine but you guys pretty much covered it!

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1. Commercials on the worktunes
2. Bad songs on the worktunes
3. Annoying radio announcers on the worktunes
4. Bad stations coming in over good ones on the worktunes
5. Worktunes eating batteries weekly

I see a trend here... maybe I should ditch the worktunes and learn how to use my ipod...
how about those morning shows that are on every single station until 10-11am?!
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I get paid to keep the property looking good. It is not hard what we do like anything else in life, added will power, desire and the ability to look for solutions not excuses then you will succeed.
Stay focused and leave distractions for those who will fail in their ventures
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:21 PM
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Hidden tree stumps that the people have cut short enough so it just barley clips the mower and you can see it over the grass. PITA customers.
This one always bugged me too, until I started to sell the customer on stump grinding to get rid of the stump. It created extra work (income) for me, while reducing my trimming time as well as reducing possible damage due to hitting a hidden stump with the mower.


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Lazy clients leaving stuff scattered all through their yard, clients expecting me to pick up their dog crap, political campaign signs, clients not cutting back lower limbs...and...and...and...my biggest complaint...clients who get their lawn sprayed/fertilized during the wet growing season. Hello...it's growing like crazy on its own and it's already really green from ALL THE RAIN during April and May!!! A lawn that typically produces two or three bags of clippings shouldn't take six to eight bags of clippings. Oh yeah...forgot this one...feeling like we don't really matter and every other type of contractor is above us. Like when a road crew places all their signs and equipment in a lawn or when a building contractor places all their tools, etc in the lawn instead of the nicely paved driveway.
I have this really small lawn right on a major route that the state DOT placed one of those electronic message boards right on the lawn, making it impossible for me to get onto it to mow. What really ticked me off was that they could have placed it 50 yards in the other direction and it would have not bothered anyone. It was there almost 3 weeks. Luckily, the house is not occupied, but the lawn still looked awful by the time they moved the sign. It was up for a temporary detour for road construction.
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