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Old 04-20-2013, 12:06 AM
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Today I was sitting on the sulkey backing up the Turf Tracer (could not wave back) I got two waves then I got the evil eye for not waving back.
When I get caught with my hands full, I give a big head nod to them.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:34 AM
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Are you guys afraid of a little competition? Most guys around my area no matter big or small can lift a hand to even wave back to me or my guys when in our truck with or without our equipment. I have been in business for almost 10 years dont advertise much or low ball....the business i have is from word of mouth.....o well i will keep waving just to tick those stuck up guys off and for thoze of you that do wave good luck to you all!
I wave but I don't get one back few will There a few
we all speak some just look the other way instead speaking to me
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:53 AM
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I try to wave to every LCO I see while I'm out. Tried striking up casual conversation with a guy as we both arrived at the dealership the other day, but that came to a close fairly quick as he didn't seem to speak English, and my Spanish is fairly poor. I talk to a couple Vietnamese guys when I see them every Thursday even though I have a hard time understanding them most of the time. Real friendly guys... Of course there's the guys who won't turn their head, but common courtesy is still alive among many out there. Seems to be the more seasoned guys that are the friendliest.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:17 AM
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People must be friendlier here in Ohio. I've never not been waved back at. There's more than enough work for everyone. More than enough.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:20 AM
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I try to wave, or even talk to people I see. I have one here that is friendly, and seen one the other day and we were discussing dealers in the area. Some are very nice, others are greedy and won't even wave... Shame we can't all get along. Like someone else in the thread said, it would be great to team up with a few and share yards.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:58 AM
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I try to wave, or even talk to people I see. I have one here that is friendly, and seen one the other day and we were discussing dealers in the area. Some are very nice, others are greedy and won't even wave... Shame we can't all get along. Like someone else in the thread said, it would be great to team up with a few and share yards.
As a solo op I find it essential to team up.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:03 AM
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Here in the farm belt of Ohio waving is such a part of the culture, to be considered friendly you have to smile and wave.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:14 AM
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Haven't run into much cut throat here in Louisiana. Everyone waves back when I wave, and I always try to wave or tip my hat to those who wave. We do have a ton of low baller's over here driving our prices down lately tho, but people around here still prefer to pay a bit more if it means better quality and customer service!
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:35 AM
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around here the only ones that won't wave are the "low ball, after work, cash only" types. The guys who do it for a living are all pretty alright. Heck, there's been several times that I've sent work someone's way or they have sent work mine.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:22 PM
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i have a hard time figuring out who is a legit company and which ones are just guys mowing on the side. when i'm out mowing i just wave at everyone pulling a trailer and a mower. 75% of the time they have a residential tractor mower on the trailer so i dunno if they just mow on the side or if they are going to cut a family members grass or if they are a company just starting out or what. they are all starting to look the same.

there's only 3 large companies in my area. 2 of the companies have crews that have 3 mexicans, 2 turf tigers, and 1 isuzu npr truck. the owner is never with them and i don't know what they think if i wave. they are prolly like look a stupid gringo.

the other is an older man with 2 helpers and he's the only one that ever waves back at me.

everyone else out there i have no idea what or who they are.
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