funny how people have "emergency " situations, but try and hagle on the price. i'm cutting one of my customers, and the nieghbor comes over, young spanish lady(who usually i'm a sucker for), but not this time, i just kept looking the other way. she needs her overgrown , never edged, lawn mowed trimmed and edged, and 3 ornamentals(upright pom poms) trimmed and reshaped. and must have it NOW cus "important comany" is comming tommorow evening. i tell her now is no way, i got 30 lawns to cut, but tommorow is a maybe, and getting on my steady schedule is a definite. she says she has a guy, but he's "not feeling well" so he neglected the yard(liar, cus i been servicing the nieghbor 2 yrs, and the lawn and shrubbery is always a mess). i said look, it's a big maybe for tommorow, and it will be $125 for the service. she says hmmm, i'll give you $50 cash. i damn near choked. i said look, we talkin 2 hrs work, you want to pay $50, in 50 minutes, the machines go up, and we stop where we are at. now mind you, the house is nice, the cars are new, she's lookin pampered(nice jewelery, painted nails) they aint hurtin for cash. she says the other guy does it all for $35. i say the other guy don't exsist. she's begging at this point, i'm walking away, she's following me. i give her the cell #, and tell her call when she has $125 for me. she called once last night, and twice this morning, trying to tempt me with that crisp $50 bill. (it's 8 am). i aint answering. can you imagine?? "emergency service" she requested, then haggled on the fee, and didn't even come close to my number of $125.