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Old 04-14-2015, 08:11 PM
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why do customers do stuff in yard while I am mowing?

Why do customers have the need to be in the yard while I am mowing? Can't they go inside for 20 min. They are watering or pulling weeds. It never ends. They have hand tools in yard or garden hose.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:17 PM
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That is probably my biggest pet peave.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:34 PM
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Because they want you to think that they actually do something other than sit in the house all day.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:36 PM
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This is not too much of an issue for me but it has happened.

Much more so when I am rototilling a garden area. Remember this is how I got started in this biz... Note my screen name.

I still remember all the ohs and ahs when clients saw that freshly tilled earth. I figured this would be a good gig on side... I still think it is a good side gig...
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:05 PM
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Incredible. I wonder who has more time on their hands the service provider or the customer?.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:13 PM
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Gotta keep an eye on those shady lawn guys. I experience it more with the neighbors. We pull up and the old retired guys come out with their push mowers. All the while looking at us out of the corner of their eyes.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:43 PM
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They, down deep want to be a lawn guy, mowing, trimming, blowing, and having all that fun. Sh1t Man, look at me, I'm a lawn guy !!
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:47 PM
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when they do that, i can actually feel my face turning red while ignoring them.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:57 PM
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why do customers do stuff in yard while I am mowing?

I hate the ones that come out and want to talk when your clearly busy mowing the lawn and can't hear them. So you have to stop and turn off the machine. That sucks. I had a guy that did that every week. He'd ask how things are lol.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:12 PM
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Dude just stands there, I'm not sure if he wants to tell me something or what. He stands there with a silly grin. I shut mower off, and he says, "I didn't need anything", and then you have trouble cranking mower. Or, i try to do hand signals to someone, asking them if i should shut down. Then, they hand signal back with palms in the air saying they don't understand what i'm trying to say. Or, lower the rpms, put mower in neutral, take headset off, walk over and raise voice over engine "do you need to tell me something?!" They say "no". You get back on mower trying to hide red face that is turning purple.
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