homeowner seems to be on a low budget. i sell him weekly mowing, and a prepaid fert program. everything is going fine, i'm living up to our agreement. he requests a meeting with me. fine. we meet, he says that i'm doing a bad job! my jaw dropped. the lawn looks good, but the beds arent edged, the shrubbery isn't trimmed, the storm damage isn't being cleaned up.(oak trees, constant debris in the back yard even after a little wind or rain.) there are 3 dead shrubs, that need to be replaced, and 2 small beds to be mulched. he says that i've been neglecting these items and he's considering canceling service. i'm in a state of shock , these items were never discussed, or requested. he agrees that this is true, but, if i'm on the property week after week, i should notice these things, and take care of them. i explain that these extra items are expensive, and i can't just take it upon myself to do it without approval. fine, i work up a plan, he agrees, i explain that payment for the extras are due on completion. ok, fine. i spent the better part of a day doing these items. knock on the door. hand him a bill. he just looks at me, says his checking account is low, he needs to go transfer money from savings into the checking account to pay me. i say fine, write me a check, i'll deposit it in a week. he says no, i'd rather pay you cash. come back tommorow. now my blood pressure is going up. i don't care if he pays me in pesos, i want my money. long story short. 6 days later, after haunting this man, i get all my money, except it's short by $200 and change. hmmm, i do have a pre paid fert program, if i just keep it, it will cover the 2 bills, plus a little extra for my troubles. and that's what i did, and never went back again. he called 100 times, i didn't return his calls. is this being a hard ass?