I know this is everyday stuff for some of you guys, but I got two calls today. First one was right off the bat this morning while I was putting a deposit in the night drop at the bank. Guy calls wanting a price to mow his yard. Knew the neighborhood and knew it wasn't ritzy but wasn't the dumps either. Drive out before I get started for the day. About an acre yard, about half dozen trees on north side. Fenced in back yard. Told him $60. He cringes a little bit and I said well that's more than you were expecting wasn't it? He said YEAH. SO I said if you'll let me mow it while I'm here $55. Again he flinches. SO Isay well what do YOU think it's worth...He replies that he usd to pay a guy $25 before gas started going off. NOW I'm hacked off! I tell him that I can't even THINK about coming close to that. He just stands there like he'sexpecting me to come down some more and I tell him that $55 is my final offer. I wrote it down on the back of a business card and told him to call and get some more estimates and that maybe he should try calling his $25 guy back. He said that he had no idea where e was to which I replied that he had probably starved to death and walked back to the truck to start my day. Then this afternoon I get a call from a lady who saw my ad in the paper wanting to know if I mow lawns. Well DUH! Says she needs her yard mowed but she can only afford to have the front yard done and that it would have to wait until after the first of the month because she does not have any money right now. I thanked her for her call and told her to call me back after the first of the month. Hey at least she was honest up front about it!! Where do these people come from?!?!?!