This guy used to be my boss down at the factory. He was always a jacka** to work for but in private life he was an entirely different person. ("Nothing personal." he'd say. "It's just business.") Today I get a call from him and I haven't seen him for a couple of years. (Needing a shrug emoticon. ) I go to his house and he meets me at the door with outstretched hand. Thanked me for showing up and proceeded to show me the property and explaining his expectations. I gave him a price of $35.00 mow, trim and go once a week. He said he wanted to try every 10 days because he doesn't fertilize or water and the lawn grows slowly. I gave him a price of $45.00 every 10 days and told him that I will decide if 10 days are enough. He agreed. We had a deal on a handshake. Enter the wife. He explains the agreed on terms and everything suddenly just appeared to get ugly. She flat out said "NO!!! That's too much!" Keep in mind that they said they had never had a lawn service. They started to argue right there in front of me. Her saying that it wasn't worth it and that he should just continue to mow himself. He argued that he had a bad back and that they could easily afford a lawn service and that she spends $100.00 a week at a local beauty salon. (From what I saw she was the one getting robbed by the salon but that's a different story. ) This went on for another minute before I broke in and told them to discuss it and call me if they want my services. He said they did and then she broke in and said she would agree to the $45.00 every 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. Point: I began to feel that they were playing good cop, bad cop and trying to get me to agree to some ridiculous terms by making me feel bad for him. (bad back, hard time mowing, he once was my boss.). This was the first time anybody acted this bazaar at a bid meeting.