C'mon Ya Friggin Jerks

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Sean Adams, May 8, 2008.

  1. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    I will usually take leaves, but if the customer says its ok to leave them I will. I just dont get why the garbage will take leaves the homeowner raked, but if they paid someone to do the same thing they dont want to.
     
  2. bill8379

    bill8379 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 778

    Well if I had a very large trailer (I only have a 5x10 utility trailer) I would consider offering to take thatch to the dump at an extra cost I could market it up some how. But I'm not buying a large trailer for a 3 week power raking season especially in my city where it's extremely common for homeowners and co.s alike to put spring and fall clean up at the curb. If I was to do it now, with my current set up, I would have to go to the dump every few yards.

    As it is, I have many loyal customers and I've only had one person in three seasons complain.

    My God you Yanks can't spell. I've heard about your education system.:laugh:
     
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    i guarentee it didnt bother the garbage men one bit
     
  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    Noon hour last summer...4-way intersection w/3 lanes each. Very heavy traffic. Green arrow lit up, but the car in front didn't move. I was in the center lane next to a city truck that was in line to make that left turn (4 guys inside the truck, and they had their windows down). Well, the light turned red so nobody was able to turn. All of a sudden one of the city employees stuck his head out the window and yelled, "Hey you stupid F___!!!!" Lots of people heard that cuz it was a calm day, and many had their windows down too.:laugh:

    The driver blocking all the cars was a young woman talking on her cell phone. I'll never forget that one.
     
  5. VT MOWER

    VT MOWER LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Posts: 38

    THAT'S TOO FUNNY!
    I just noticed that you're in St. Johnsbury, I was just up there
    for my kids LAX game against St. J Academy this past Saturday. Great guys you have there
     
  6. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    just kick back and wait.there are enough other thing to annoy you in this business without getting pissed at the other people trying to do their job.
     
  7. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    Waste management "a friend of ours"........if u know what i mean.
     
  8. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    some people are just jerks
     
  9. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    Thats a shame
     
  10. NickWilson

    NickWilson LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 23

    We never haul leaves away. The city provides curbside pick up during the fall season. Just get them out to the curb and the city does the rest.
     

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