Saw an article on a guy trying to franchise an idea called "cut only". Apparently customers can choose when they want the lawn cut by putting out a flag in the lawn for the guy to see on his route, or notifying them online with a pin code. The story was very light on details so I'm curious about a few things. 1. Sounds insanely difficult to schedule and keep a tight route. What happens if not enough customers want the lawn cut on a route one day? What happens if too many do? Couldn't someone else just grab the flag out front and cause customer problems? 2. What happens if they don't have you come out for a month, is the price still the same? 3. I note the words "cut only $10" on the side of the truck. Is that a joke? My guess is it's a lowball come-on price that only applies to lawns the size of one's living room. Even then, there's little profit at that price even if all one did was drive up and ring the doorbell. 4. Apparently their extensive training video/etc doesn't point out how removing safety guards from trimmers is going to lead to some liability issues and problems with OSHA. And a curved shaft trimmer? 5. Any relationship with the franchisor and Pro Magazine? It smacks of a thinly veiled ad for the franchise. Do they also run an ad somewhere in Pro? 6. How long is the season in Michigan anyway? My guess would be pretty darn short to be in a mow-only business. I'm guessing that Ranger isn't a plow vehicle. Ironically there is some merit to a mow/blow/go type franchise, but the whole "you decide when" thing sounds pretty nutty to me. There must be something more to it.