Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-22-2004, 07:55 PM
dfor's Avatar
dfor dfor is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: So. New England
Posts: 845
Honey, the lawn guys are here......

And he says, "on three, you tell the kids to go out and play, you set up the food on the picnic table and I'll turn on the sprinklers." I swear they're out to piss us off. Feel free to add to the list.
__________________
Mama, whats vacation mean???
____________________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-22-2004, 08:00 PM
HOOLIE's Avatar
HOOLIE HOOLIE is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 3,986
My sister-in-law and her roommates have 4 dogs between them. Today they all ran out the doggie door and frolicked about the backyard the whole time I was mowing. Plus, 4 dogs= lots of doggie doo.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-22-2004, 08:07 PM
jbell113's Avatar
jbell113 jbell113 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: mcdonough,GA
Posts: 654
yea I mow a yard full of doggie doo also the mower mulches it and the aroma hits me like a ton of bricks
__________________
JBS
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-22-2004, 08:17 PM
bobbygedd bobbygedd is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: NJ
Posts: 10,188
you set up the picnic table while i'm there, you be pickin the clippings out of your maccaroni salad.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-22-2004, 10:14 PM
Greenservice Greenservice is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Morris County, NJ
Posts: 76
I have 1 customer who leaves more junk on his lawn than I think he has in the rest of his house: pool toys, dog toys, plates and dishes, tools, radios, even a fishing pole one time.

....and then there are the people who won't budge from lounging at poolside even though you are mowing right next to them. A lawsuit waiting to happen.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-22-2004, 10:26 PM
Woody82986's Avatar
Woody82986 Woody82986 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 1,924
I had an old man who decided he wanted to sit in his park bench in the shade in his back yard last week, while I was mowing and trimming. Aside from the safety risks involved, IT'S JUST WIERD being watched while I'm mowing. After a few laps I politely asked him to make his way inside so he wouldn't get hit by anything and I could successfully mow around where he was sitting. I just don't know what makes poeple decide to do things like this.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-22-2004, 10:26 PM
smburgess's Avatar
smburgess smburgess is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 469
If they're using the yard, we don't cut.
If it's full of toys and stuff like that we gather it up (and charge the manhours).
If the irrigation is on we don't cut.
__________________
Steve
Richmond, Virginia
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-22-2004, 10:56 PM
DLCS's Avatar
DLCS DLCS is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,365
Re: Honey, the lawn guys are here......

Quote:
Originally posted by dfor
And he says, "on three, you tell the kids to go out and play, you set up the food on the picnic table and I'll turn on the sprinklers." I swear they're out to piss us off. Feel free to add to the list.

Don't forget to....drag every water hose out on the lawn that one gets to me.
__________________
Mike

2013 haulmark 18' trailer
2013 John Deere 52' walkbehind
2012 Gator with skid sprayer
2010 Turfco T-3000
2008 JD 997
2006 JD 647a
2004 JD 757 w/ 3 bag & Iron MCS
2002 JD 757 w/ 2 bag MCS
2002 JD 757
Stihl, Echo, Tanka 2 strokes
Big Tex trailers
Tons of other equipment
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-22-2004, 10:57 PM
Up North's Avatar
Up North Up North is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: MN
Posts: 1,064
I do a townhome complex. I can pull up and not a soul is outside, as soon as I fire up the Z there are 10 kids right behind me.

Then I have to chase them off only to have them sneak up on me later, they think it's a game. I tried talking to some of the parents but it does no good, this Sat. if they are out there I'm going to load up and leave. I can't risk it, something could fly out of my deck and easily take out a kid, ain't gonna deal with that.
__________________
Up North Yard & Drive
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-22-2004, 11:05 PM
Expert Lawns's Avatar
Expert Lawns Expert Lawns is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Genesee County, MI
Posts: 2,661
Sparky the dog that chases the tires on your mower and tries to bite the discharged grass. he is so small and fast that he always sneaks up on me. i turn off the mower until the owner puts him back inside. (funny to watch for the 5 seconds he did it.

The stay at home moms that weed their flowerbeds and throw the weeds in the lawn RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. Like i'm supposed to spend extra time choppin em up
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:18 PM.

Page generated in 0.09465 seconds with 8 queries