dog eat dog world?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    anybody ever see the little rascles? it was a t.v. show, a real old one about the adventures of a bunch of children in the early 1900's. BUCKWHEAT is in school one day, and the teacher says to him, "BUCKWHEAT, i want you to say a sentance using the word "isthmus"." so BUCKWHEAT says, "isthmus be my lucky day." that's how i felt this morning. this is what happened: as i'm riding my excersise bike, the phone rings, i answer it, she says, "hi, is this abc landscaping?" i said , "no mam, but it is xyz lawn and landscape." she says, "hmmm, i must have miss dialed." i said, "well, is there anything we can help you with? " she said, "well, i was calling abc, i need a quote for lawn service." i said, "well, where are you located, which town?" she says, "x town." i said, "well, that just happens to be our service area, if you'd like, i can get over right now and give you a quote." she says ok. so, i scurry my hairy buttocks over there right away, and give her a quote, she seemed pleased, i didn't get a signature, but i did get a , "i'll talk it over with my husband, i'll get back to you by tommorow." she was impressed that i came right over. i think this ones in the bag. was i wrong? would you have just said sorry, wrong number?
     
  2. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    You did the right thing. Its critical to take advantage of every opportunity to land a new account especially when you don't have to spend money to advertise!!
     
  3. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    That was the best kind of call, it was a freebie, don't sweat it. If she would have mistakenly called the other guy while trying to call you, he would have probably done the same thing. BTW bobby/ ya got a silver bullet holder on your exercise bike?lol
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  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i never drink beer, or water, or anything while bike riding. i do, however consume a generous amount of coors light while weight training. it quenches your thirst, tastes great, and i really believe there is something in that beautiful silver little can that makes me get stronger . maybe it's just in my head. but granny always said, "believe me when i tell you, there aint nothin in your head."
     
  5. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Lots of carbs in beer for weightlifting too. Tastes better than eating bread or sugars....and that reminds me, one time while training for hockey, I drank an excessive amount of liquid carbs and thought I could take on the bar.Turns out, it was in my head
     
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    no bob, you done good.

    all you need to do now is call her back and tell her you are from "abc landscaping" and you heard through the grapevine she was looking for a bid.

    then have her describe what she wants over the phone.

    then, thinking quickly, you shoot back a verbal estimate that is right at about twice what you quoted from "xyz lawn and landscape".

    and yes bob, you and your wooley mamouth behind are in the green!

    GEO
     
  7. bayoulawn

    bayoulawn LawnSite Member
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    Geogunn's got it.

    That or tell her you really dont have time right now.
     
  8. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey Geo-I remember that sheep scarin', dog house tap dancin ,inbreeder Jesco . He really helped perpetuate the state of West Virginia's image to the height it is today. I was in Myrtle Beach, and a waitress asked me where we were from, I tell her, and she says"Do you all really have hillbillies, ya know, with no shoes and moonshine?" I told her not to look at my feet, and the whereabouts of ma still tweren't none her business.She coulda been a revenooer or sumpin'.<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_5_1.gif' border=0></a>
     
  9. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    yep--JESCO is a natural wonder.

    for all it's problems, I think alot of WV. :)

    when I am in morgantown, I like to cool a few at the WV Brewing Company. :drinkup:

    GEO
     
  10. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Geo-I am about 5 mins from the Brew Pub.I'm particularly fond of the Blackwater Stout.Next time you're coming into town, look me up and we'll increase the demand for fresh beer in Morgantown.FWIW-WV is a great state, people get a mental picture of what they THINK it is like here, and that's what they go with.BTW-I love Tennesee..I have a time share in the Smokies, and visit every year.I love it down there, it's a lot like home to me.I don't think I could live somewhere where there were no hills or mountains.I was through Indiana & Iowa on a trip to Chicago a few years back..No hills, and no view..no fun...
     

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