So Im doing my usual thing late in the afternoon, cleaning my rig all off from a hard days work. My dads friend comes by, and asks if I can do his moms house for $25. I said well I'll have to see how big it is first, but I dont drop my gate for less than $35.He says, "shes had 2 other guys do it for $25, then they left. THEN he says "I had to do it myself a few times and it ONLY (BIG only) takes me 3 hours on a 60" tractor to cut." Im thinkin to myself "what a redneck". So anyhow, I tell him, "ok, I'll do it ONCE for $35. My mo will give you $35, and I'll give you the other $10." I knew by the sounds of it that it was a $60 lawn. So i cruise over to this ladys house, and knock on the door. No one comes out after 3 knocks, so i take a look around the yard. the front was a typical 50'x 150'. the backyard was a 150'x500' WIDE OPEN, not a tree in sight, besides the brush in the VERY FAR OFF back. I'm thinkin to myself, who the he!! does this for $25!?!?!?!?!?!. She decides to come out (at 2PM) in a night gown, and tells me to have at it. "Just dont get any grass on my rocks, and my driveway, and this, and that too, and the rest registered in my mind as blah blah blah. So i start, the front takes me less than ten minutes, then i make a pass down the left hand side of the yard, all the way to the very back. once im to the back, I turn around VERY slowly, and look to my left, everything that still needs to be cut, and then my eyes pass over what the 48" metro just cut (the 52" encore is being repaired...needed a new deck belt). so anyhow, the job ended up taking 1 1/2 hours....in 4th gear on the Metro 48"er. I wanted to choke myself for that job. Later, my dad saw his friend at ACO Hardware store, and he gave my dad $5. my dad said "whats this?" and his friend said that he wasnt gonna give my dad the other $5 to give to me, because I was "just a kid" and didnt have any bills whatsoever to pay. He!! yeah i do, i pay for ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING that i use. everything from gas to parts to insurance. EVERY LAST BIT. I was sooooooo pizzed off. Anyhow, I figure if i talk to the lady, I can get $40 (at LEAST), more than likely more out of her. It sure would make her son (my dads friend) ticked off. He derseves it too. Sorry it was soooo long, but it really ticked me off.