almost laughed out loud at a customer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jimslawncareservice, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
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    i answer the phone. the guys says in a middle eastern accent i believe. he says i...need....mow....job then silence. i wasnt sure if was a prank, looking for work or needed work done. i at all i could do not to laugh. long story short his kid got home and translated. got all his work for this year.
     
  2. h2oskier

    h2oskier LawnSite Senior Member
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    You Blowie me sidewalk too!!!!!:laugh::laugh:
     
  3. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,133

    Working in this business I've come to expect the unexpected from people but its been awhile. It made my day though
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  4. kipper

    kipper LawnSite Member
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    I have a really good cheat sheet for translation if you are interested. It's a word doc so I could PM it if you would like.
     
  5. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You gotta buy me something to eat before you get my goodies, I ain't cheap!
     
  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Jim,
    Be prepared for his son to translate the invoices out to his father when it comes time to pay you. I can attest from lengthy experience that some foreign customers will get away with murder. Don't ask me to go into depth with this subject as we all know the American Government allows them leniency. Try to take one to small claims court or to put a lien on their property.
    I hope that all goes well in your services with them this season.
     
  7. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,133

    I have done work for this ethnic group before with no problems. Now the somalis that's another story
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