I've read many posts by everyone on this forum. And some I figured were just made up, but now I have to say that I'll never second guess a post about residential customers. I'm really getting tired of residential customers. I have around 20 residentials that are awesome. Most pay in advance, if not they always pay on time. They are respectful and praise the work that I do for them. It's great! Lately, I've ran into those residential customers that you just can't help but to laugh at. One customer wants a bid on two properties. One is around 2.5 acres, the other around 1 acre. They are going to be weekly so I'm pumped and charge $120 for both. She says she'll call back tomorrow. Ummmm.....it's been probably 5 days?! I gave her a heck of a deal. Go figure. Every residential customer that has called this year wants to be on the 10 day schedule or "I'll call when it needs it again schedule." I can't stand that. Not one customer that I've got this year wants to be maintained weekly. And then you have the minimum price customer. Minimum price is $30 and the yard is a $30 yard. First they whine about your minimum price and then they complain that it's not short enough or it didn't take you long enough to cut it. Customer says it takes me 3 hours to cut it with this push mower. Uh ya, I have a 60" ZTR and it takes me 25 minutes. Then they sit there and watch you the entire time like you're not doing it right. I can't help but laugh at these ppl. And then they try to sell you their old murray push mower that smokes for $70. Do they not understand most of us in this industry do this for a living? They want to talk you down on your price, but there's no way they'll take $68 for that push mower. Couple of days ago this lady calls. "Hi, this is Tina....I need my lawn mowed every other week this year. I had someone mowing it every other week last year, but they are cutting back this year and I was one to be cut off the list. I can't pay very much so I need it every other week." (I'm thinking to myself.....this isn't the kind of customer I want. The guy cut you b/c your cheap and won't pay enough. He's not making any money off of you. So I knew what was coming, but I had to ask) So Tina, who was mowing your lawn? Tina says, "Chris was mowing my yard." I said, "oh ok, well how much did he charge you?" Tina says, "$15." I said, " oh ok, that must have been every week." Tina says, "No, that was every other week." I said, "oh ok, well what's your address, I'll be by tomorrow." (she tells me so I go by there the next day. You won't believe it. It was 3/4 acre yard with a lot of trimming, plus it had a chain link fence all the way around it to trim.) I tell her $30 she said she just had someone come by that said he would do it for $20. I handed her my card and said call me when he quits or if you aren't satisfied with the quality of his work. And I left. Sorry for all this, but I'm just steaming right now about these stupid homeowners. I had to let it all out. I know you guys know how it is, but dang. I'm going commercial property from now on. They have been less stressful for me.