in relation to a previous thread. here is what happened today, to me. how it will turn out, is yet to be seen. a man called for leaf cleanup, from my paper ad. i quoted him 3 bills. he says go for it. i made certain of property lines, and what his expectations were, we are good to go. payment is due upon completion. as we are working, 3 landscapers driving by, stop to talk to me. two i know, and consider to be very reliable sources, the other, a complete stranger. thier story was all the same. "i worked for this guy, no matter what u do, he will complain. he'll say u didn't do a good enough job, u didnt do what was agreed upon, anything to get u to come back and do more work, seems he just gets his rocks off seeing people sweat on his property. he always pays, but u have to go back and do more work or he wont pay. one time, he didn't pay his bill for 2 weeks, then said i did a bad job, when the fact is, over the period of 2 weeks, the wind blew leaves back on his property." well, i was 3/4 of the way done when these fellows stopped, so i finished the job. it was flawless. knocked on the door, no body answered. called his office, got machine, left messege. i'm a bit worried at this point. he was supposed to pay when i was done. called his house, left messege, "i will be sending someone to pick up a check between 6 and 7 pm. the total is $318. " my instructions for this person are simple. get the check, if he isnt home, or jerks u around in any way, pull out your cell phone and call the police. right there, on his front steps. don't argue, just dial 911. i'm tellin you guys, i'm a bit concerned about this. never had 3 guys stop and tell me they all worked for someone, and he's a stroker. i'll give u an update. i'm actually afraid to see this man myself, for fear he may try to give me the run around, and i may do something, well, not so nice.