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Listen to this exuse

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lux Lawn, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    I have a regular lawn account I have been doing for about two and a half years now the lady is always late paying her bill and I always charge her a late fee every month.Her excuses in the past have been back surgery,cancer treatments,her son didn't send her enough money this month, but her best one was when she said she was shopping at a local grocery store and a case of YAMS fell off a cart and landed on her foot she had to give my money to the emergency room this coming from a lady on state disability in my opinion she probably has health care.Last week when I called her to collect she said she didn't have the money and her son doesn't want her to sell her stocks to pay me for Sept. and Oct. 2003.So I told her not to worry about it I will sell mine to feed my family,after all I don't want to inconveince her for the work I did. I then told her that I have no choice but to take her to small claims court she promised me this will not happen in 2004 and I agreed as I walked away laughing to myself because she thinks I will be back in the spring.Not a chance did I mention the dog crap throughout the entire yard?
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    thats what you get for stealing my customers
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    You can have her back for a Silver Bullet

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    it is hard to be nice to someone that ignorant
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I would drop kick that one to the curb...see ya!!!
  6. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 318

    Yep. Drop her and pick up two more accounts
  7. BrianK10

    BrianK10 LawnSite Senior Member
    from usa
    Posts: 253

    I'd most definetly drop her. One less you'll have to worry about.
  8. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    haha how can you put up with that crap in a professonal matter. I sure can't.
  9. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    You need to target the suburbs man rocky river westlake . The checks are always on time and dont bounce.
  10. cush

    cush LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    I have a simple late payment policy. If you are late three times you must pay one month in advance. If they don't do that I drop them. If they give me any crap I say if your worth it pay up front otherwise I have no choice but to find another paying customer.

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