Do you Mow?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn277, May 8, 2003.

  1. Lawn277

    Lawn277 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 74

    Here is a classic: I pulled up to a customers residience the other day. Im standong by the trailer, loaded, 2 mowers, trimmer egder, ect. A guy pulls up and says" do you mow". I couldnt answer, I was about ready to fall down laughing. I wanted to tell him no I just pull all this equiptment around for show. But I composed myself and got 2 accounts. Is it me or was that a really dumb question?

    thanks
    Rick
     
  2. lawnagent

    lawnagent LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 529

    I was mowing for a body shop the other day. A customer drove up and asked them if they painted cars and trucks!:D
     
  3. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    Hopefully that was just his seemingly silly opening line to start some dialogue with you. Yes some people are clueless but you did get 2 accounts from it so I would laugh all the way to the bank.


    Gravely_Man
     
  4. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 706

    Here is a better one -- I'm backing a Toro Dingo off the back of my trailer the other day and a lady stops and asks me how much I would charge her to do her yard with that?

    It took us a few confusing sentences before I figured out she thought that the Dingo was a mower. She was disappointed when she found out that I don't mow.

    So maybe it was this lady that was so confused by her question to me that she thought she better ask first.

    :p
     
  5. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Man I LOVE them Dingos!!! they're the bomb when it comes to smaller landscaping!!!!!!:blob4:
     
  6. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Here's your sign
     
  7. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Happens to me all the time. You just have to bite your tongue and answer politely.

    Makes me want to scream sometimes though.
     
  8. LANDGUARD

    LANDGUARD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    The way some of these mowers look these days, they probably did not know if you were a lawn co.
     
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I run into the same problem regarding the mowing...I think that it's just a way for the customer to break the ice and find out without embarrassing themselves.
     
  10. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Which type of guys mowing? the ones with no shirt on and a pair of jeans with so many holes in them you can see the guys jokey, or the ones in polos and Kakis? :eek:
     

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