One of my neighbours asked me last fall to put him on my list to cut his lawn this year cause his mower wasn't working right and he is an older gentleman. So a few weeks ago I gave him a price of $30 per cut. I'm thinking about 40 minutes to cut, trim & blow. He says OK. It took him more than an hour or so. He knows I have larger equipment than he had. He tells me yesterday that he had his mower fixed and it cost him $300 so he is going to mow it himself again. When I asked him why he fixed it if he hired me, he says he just wanted it in case he felt like mowing between my cuts???? But since it cost so much he won't use me. Upon further conversation, it came out that he figures my overhed CAN'T be anymore than $1.50 per hour and if I cut his lawn in 15 minutes (don't know how he figured that time), that I'm making $120 - $1.50 per hour, Told him my overhead is between $12 - $15 per hour and he says "Don't think so!" Tried to explain to him that I may cut faster than him but my equipment also costs more than his did, plus my truck, trailer, other tools, fuel, insurance, etc, etc. makes up more than $1.50 per hr. Wouldn't listen. I used to have respect for this guy. Oh well. Would just be another PITA. Better to not start than to get aggrevated throughout the year.