The pressure to keep your leaves cleaned up and not look like the bum of the street can drive people to come out and ask for a price. I was working Sun. and never got off the street. As Martha Stewart would say "thats a good thing". ON the down side , I could see one lady 3 houses down talking with another neighbor. They kept looking up at me cleaning the leaves up on 2 of my customers. When another guy, who cuts his own lawn ,came up for a price and they saw the hand shake deal, she walked up. "do you have time to do my leaves today" she asks. Yes ma'am but I gave you a price last year and you didn't go for it then. She has a heavy blanket of leaves where as most of my customers get leaf maintenance [several cleanups and cuts]. I asked her why she did't call who ever did her leaves last year. She said it was her 78 year old husband. I understand Mrs. XXX but as I explained last year when I came to your house for an estimate waiting until there all down is more time consuming for the cleanup and costs more. I felt bad for her because I know the dilemma seniors are in but I think this was just a case of too cheap!!! I guess she'll be asking me again next year. On another neighbor protocol note, one lady asked me if she thought it would be bad if she blew the leaves on HER lawn back over on the lawn I just cleaned. She claimed the the neighbors tree hung over on her property and they were not her leaves. I told her I mow and clean at property lines . I told her I blew the leaves from her driveway back on to my customers property before I started but I didn't think they would pay me to clean up HER yard just because she doesn't have a tree. I pointed out that when the wind blew the leaves up the street would come her way too. I said good luck with that. I pointed out she could always pay ME to clean up the leaves she hates so much!!! no sale.