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I need to vent! I wish there was a venting forum!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4curbappeal, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    I have a customer who is a serious PITA! Oh, I forgot to mention that this person is a relative! I know what you all are going to say, but let me give you some info first!

    1. First to complain, last to pay!

    2. 2500 sq. ft. driveway and tells me today that she has never paid over $20 to have her driveway plowed! I charged her $25(during a blizzard) and there were 8 foot snow drifts up to her "F-ing" roof!

    3.Her lawn is a nightmare! I have honestly almost knocked my self out cold on one of the 9 big ass bird feeders she has hanging from one of 6000 trees in her yard. I charge her $25 to cut this lawn and have to listen her BS every month. Any other reputable LCO in the world would charge at least $50 per visit. (I have about 60% of the houses in this neighborhood and believe I do a kick ass job)!!

    I have too much more to say and my blood preasure is skyrocketing! I think I will go have another beer! Thanks for listening everyone!!!
     
  2. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 263

    Easy fix there. Stop drinking beer and you won't need the $25. See, its a vicious cycle
     
  3. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    You got me on that one. You are 100% right. I'm just po'd and thought 2 or 3 beers would settle me down! Thanks!
     
  4. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 263

    Just trying to be a wise ass. I know how it is, trust me.
     
  5. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    Thanks man! 12 lawns today as a solo. Trying to get everyones lawns looking great before Easter. It is going to rain and possibly snow on wednesday. I am still tring to sell houses in this ghetto town we call Anderson and I have a relative that lives in a $400,000 house that still owes me $ from last October. The sun will shine tomorrow!!!!!
     
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    Working for friends/relatives sucks. But, just about EVERYONE on this forum has done it at some point to either get themselves into business or just wanted to help someone out. In the end, nobody hardly ever wins. I worked for a few friends, most were cool, but I ended up getting tangled with some BS on a couple jobs.
     
  7. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 761

    Amen. Thanks for the reply! I am still stewing and need to let it go!
     
  8. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    I agree ... suggest that she find another LCO, it's the only way you'll have some peace.
     
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Yep. If i is like that, you just have to let her know that you just can't afford to do it.
     
  10. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    Start the new year out right, let them go and it will do you both good. Peace
     

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