In my town, there are quite a few LCO's running around these days. Seems like any idiot who has a trailer and a mower will go around trying to do what we all do (which is their right though, even if they want to charge half for what normal LCO's would to get the job). I haven't run into too many problems dealing with or getting in the way of any competition or having problems with them. I pretty much stick to my own and do what I do. It seems like here its kind of the idea to hate other LCO's, or your competition. I realize that they are in fact competition, but I do nothing to deliberatley make these guys mad. So anyways before I start rambling... I was out mulching today at a group of condos, my biggest account, and I recognized another local LCO's truck pull into the driveway and approach me. Just based off stories I have heard I was thinking "oh great here it comes, he's gunna pick me apart". The guy who owns it went to highschool with me, graduated a year ahead of me. I played football on the same team with him, and was pretty well aquainted with him. So anyways he gets out and we get to talking and he seemed like he was generally interested in what I do and how things were working out for me. 80% of the time we didn't even talk about the business, and when we did he wasn't intruding or anything, just wished me luck and said that he was impressed with how I was starting up everything. Long story short, I thought to myself, 'dang, I guess you actually can have friends out here, and not every one is a turd burgler'.