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Old 04-20-2011, 10:38 AM
Jimslawncareservice Jimslawncareservice is online now
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almost laughed out loud at a customer

i answer the phone. the guys says in a middle eastern accent i believe. he says i...need....mow....job then silence. i wasnt sure if was a prank, looking for work or needed work done. i at all i could do not to laugh. long story short his kid got home and translated. got all his work for this year.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:51 AM
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i answer the phone. the guys says in a middle eastern accent i believe. he says i...need....mow....job then silence. i wasnt sure if was a prank, looking for work or needed work done. i at all i could do not to laugh. long story short his kid got home and translated. got all his work for this year.
You Blowie me sidewalk too!!!!!
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:01 PM
Jimslawncareservice Jimslawncareservice is online now
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Working in this business I've come to expect the unexpected from people but its been awhile. It made my day though
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:05 PM
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I have a really good cheat sheet for translation if you are interested. It's a word doc so I could PM it if you would like.
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:16 PM
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You gotta buy me something to eat before you get my goodies, I ain't cheap!
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:14 PM
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Jim,
Be prepared for his son to translate the invoices out to his father when it comes time to pay you. I can attest from lengthy experience that some foreign customers will get away with murder. Don't ask me to go into depth with this subject as we all know the American Government allows them leniency. Try to take one to small claims court or to put a lien on their property.
I hope that all goes well in your services with them this season.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:10 PM
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I have done work for this ethnic group before with no problems. Now the somalis that's another story
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