Every now and then I get a call for an estimate like this one. The old couple came out to show me around, the front yard was a piece of cake. They started to tell me how unhappy they were with their present LCO, I let them rattle on as we walked to the back yard. I opened the gate, steped into the back yard and stoped. My first thought was "I take my hat off to this guy (LCO) who ever he his. What a PITA this yard would be to work. Trees, beds, narrow strips of grass, little statues, bird bath, you name it, it was there. I new I did not want this job. I did not want to hurt their feelings so-------- hit them with a big price I new they would never pay. As soon as I gave my price the old guy was ready to throw me off the property. His face said it all. He ended the pain by saying "we will let you know". I could see why the LCO did a bad job, he couldn't help it. Oh well, theres always the next time.