Just wanted to share this. I was mowing a gas station for a real reasonable price. I get my coffee there every day and know the owners. No big surprise...it's got a lot of trash, being a gas station and all. However, about 3 weeks ago I told the owner that I cannot mow him until the broken glass and bottles are cleaned out of the lawn. He also has Honey Locust branches piled up along the perimeter. I explained that it's just not reasonable for me to charge $25 / mow and then spend $35 to replace a tire each time I come. He says " well, just mow it today and we'll clean it up later." I said "no way". He says " OK, come back in two days, it'll be clean." Two days later, all the trash is picked up, but the glass, thorns, bottles and oil cans are still all over the grass! I say " I'm afraid I can't mow". He rolls his eyes in disbelief. I walk him to the glass and point to it. ( there is a lot of it, I'm not being picky ) Then he says " I have a lot of landscapers that would like to cut my grass for me". I said " Great! Because this is not worth my time, and I don't appreciate you rolling your eyes at me and talking down to me. You'll have to find someone else." Well, the coffee is still darn good so I get it there every morning anyway. This morning he says " Look how tall the grass is! When are going to cut it?" ( hence the title of this thread ) I know some would say that i should raise the price by double and do it, but my feeling is that the best thing about self employment is that I don't have to work with jerks if i don't want to.