1. "The lawn didnt need cutting that day." Usually said to dispute a cut on a bill way after its past due. 2. " I was home, noone mowed that day" Again to dispute a cut on a past due bill. 3. " I could mow it myself cheaper" Why in hell should they think it would be cheaper to have a service mow? 4. " Your guys are in and out in 5 minutes" My next question is if there is a problem with the service....NO.....But how can I charge $30 for 5 minutes work. 5. " Ill throw you a 10 spot to hit mine quick" When the neighbor comes over with a foot tall yard, thinking you should jump all over it. 6. " My husband worked for 30 years and never made $45 an hour" Customers reply when quoted on a labor rate. Like overhead is free. They dont complain at an auto mechanic. 7. " You only pay these Mexicans $40 a day, you have that covered after your first lawn" If they only had a clue what an employee actually costs. Mexican or not around here you wont find someone less than $10 an hour. 8. " Your not the cheapest" Oops sorry......Didnt realize I was supposed to be. 9. " You're not allowed to charge tax, only businesses can" This one explains itself 10. " Can I get a couple of your Mexicans on a Saturday to do some landscape work I wanna do" This one really cracks me up, they dont want to pay me to do the job, but Im supposed to arrange for my employees to freelance it" 11. " I had the money when I told you to do the job, but then some important bills came in. You're gonna have to wait till next month" 12. " Come and give me an estimate and if youre cheaper, you get the job" Usually said right after we're told we're competing against a weekend warrior lawn guy" 13. " JOE SAID" This phrase is the worst. Usually told to my foreman when he goes to collect the check when the job is done. Example: 5 yard mulch job. " JOE said you were gonna cut that tree down, and seed over there, and remove that monster bush, and dig me a trench, and install a new patio, pave my driveway, and re-roof my garage. IM NOT PAYING $350 FOR JUST MULCH. 14. " I MUST TALK TO JOE" I have 2 knowlegable experienced people in the office and yet I always get the urgent message that I HAVE to call back. Usually to answer a question that I have to ask the office girls for the answer anyway. DISCLAIMER: This post is for humor purposes only. Im not complaining or looking for answers to these statements. Nor am I asking for advice. Feel free to add yours.