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customer came to my house

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    what would your feelings be? mad? don't care? i have a customer who only lives about a mile from me. he's about 80 yrs old, and under the "grandfather claus". this means, that when i started at his property about 7 yrs ago, the agreement was "if it don't need it, don't cut it, use your judgement". well, didn't need it 2 weeks in a row, and i kind of got caught up with other things, i tend to prioritise, my every weekers come first, then we got alot of side work, and a month later, it still wasn't cut. one day my son comes in, "hey dad, theres some guy outside lookin for you." well, it was him. "what the hell is going on? i got lions living in my grass, its high as a jungle." would you get mad cus he came to your house?
     
  2. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Posts: 0

    nah, he is too old to get mad at
     
  3. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    Nope. Not if he waited that long. This is the biggest reason I do not do work for neighbors. I would drop the account though.
     
  4. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,973

    lions eh?

    Ask for danger money!

    Crikey, you Americans get all the good, exciting, adventurous jobs!
     
  5. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    "Lions living in my grass" ...thats a classic. It would be hard to get mad at this guy.
     
  6. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    i like when customers drop the check in my mailbox
    stamp .37
    gas 1.55 gal
    what is cheaper ?
    if 1 stops 2 bother me they are told 2 call and i will get back 2 them if they dont get the hind they get the boot
     
  7. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    actually, i felt like an azz when i saw who it was, then i started laughing when he said about the lions. i told him i got backed up, i'll be by first thing in am, he said, "if u aint, i'm commin back to get you."
     
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    got to take care ofum bobby .. u gotta loveim.. that dont mean i wouldnt dish it rite back at him tho,,if he just plain ugly about it.... if he can dish it out ,,he better be ready to take it..but id gettim soon as i could..
     
  9. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    Bobby...Tell him " I'll be there, just don't make me look bad in front of my boy." LOL
     
  10. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    LIONS, TIGERS, and BEARS!!! OH MY!!!

    :eek:
     

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