I have a customer that basically hasn't paid for any services for the entire season. Yes I know what your going to say. I've talked to husband and wife only to hear the usual cr@p all year long. I decided to finish Oct and do Small Claims early this year. After doing invoices and totalling a final amount( $1000+), off to the court I go. On Nov 1 I drop papers on them. 4 days later on Sat. there's a check at the P.O. for payment in full. Finance fees and all. Monday I go tback to the courthouse to stop the action before they get served with papers. I think I'll get my filing fee back. Monday night I get a call from the husband and in a very concilliatory tone asks if I got the check, if everything was all right, and if I was coming back to cut the lawn. I'll go back and cut twice more this year and see what happens. It's an easy job at a good price. I'd like to keep the customer.