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it's 2 am, WHERE'S MY FIFTY BUCKS!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    what's the nuttiest thing you've ever done to collect a debt? mine is pretty much a tie between the 3 hour "customer drove me to the police station", and the 2am call. you see, it happened like this:
    i'm cutting this ladies lawn, and she says could i please call her friend, he lives on the other side of town, he needs me. ok, so i call, he wants it cut one time only. i go over, it's a tiny yard, up to my knees. i call his office, tell him $50 beans. he says okay, i get his home #, and tell him where to send the check. i mow. a week goes by, no check. i call, leave messege. i call his office, leave messege. i do this daily for a week, he don't call back. i wait a couple weeks, repeat process. he never calls me back. somehow, i forgot about it. just completely forgot. it was 8 MONTHS LATER, and 2 am, i was at my friends house drinking beers, i was looking through my wallet for something, and this little piece of paper falls out with this guys phone # on it. AND IT HIT ME, this bum never paid his bill. so i call, and he answeres, "hello?" and i say loudly, " I THINK 8 MONTHS IS LONG ENOUGH FOR YOU TO SAVE UP $50 BUCKS TO PAY ME!!!" he goes, " who, who, who is this?" i say, " IT'S THE IDIOT WHO CUT YOUR LAWN 8 MONTHS AGO, AND I'M COMMING OVER TO GET MY MONEY, RIGHT NOW!!!" he goes, oh, oh my, hey, let me mail you a check. " i say, " NOPE, NOT A SHOT IN HELL, I'LL BE THERE IN 10 MINUTES, CLICK!!!!!" i show up, and before i could knock on the door, i see there's a check taped to it. for $75. how far will you go to collect $50?
  2. travis strecker

    travis strecker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    man u tell some good stories u need to find some decent customers
  3. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    Now that Bobby is what I call giving the customer the gentle touch. Glad you got the money you were owed.

  4. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    LMAO. Im supprised the check wasnt in a cops hand for the customers protection.
  5. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    How many of you tell your customers "why can't you be more like bobbygedd's customers, you suck!" hahaha, or "I wonder who bobby is chasing down, huh ill hear about it this evening on lawnsite." Good stories bobby keep em coming, the tru cutting machine you are.

  6. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    I had no idea they had trailer parks in NJ!:blob3:
  7. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    off topic

    His governor is GAY!!1

  8. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    I went door knocking the day after Christmas last year on a couple of delinquents. Figured they should be home, and did get one of the 2 paid. I'll have to remember the 2am call some Saturday night after tossing a few too many. lol
  9. bayfish

    bayfish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 641

    Around here, thats a good way to get shot.
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    how bayfish, by stiffing the lawnguy?

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