Most unusual call I got in a long time

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by QualityLawnCare4u, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    Had a call this afternoon from a lady wanting to ask about lawncare. I thought "oh boy, first new call I had in months". I called her back and she told me she had saw me doing a yard on her street, had gotten the phone number off my sign (first call ever got from the sign). I told her I would come by and give her a price tommorow. "Price" she says, I thought you could do it for free since you are only a few houses down. You can just ride your mower on down to my place, its not all that much mowing and weedeating and would be a big help to me. I tried to maintian my composure and told her "Ma'am, I dont cut yards for free". She informed me again that it would not take me long and I knew I was fixing to lose it and just said bye and hung up. I was thinking of other insulting offers I have had over the years but this one takes the cake!! What the h**l are people thinking?!
  2. CFB

    CFB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Haha. That takes the cake.
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    I guess as long as I have done this nothing should surprise me:dizzy:
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    You sure get your share of them Danny :laugh:
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    you sure that's not someone you know just messing with you? i mean some people are stupid but that's just way out there.
  6. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    No, the name on the ID was not someone I know and the addy she gave me was just a few house down. That did cross my mine for a split second but I don't know anyone that would pull crap like that on me. It has been one rough year and my sense of humor is not real good right now:) and the folks who know me would know that I would not find that funny at all.
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    I congratulate you on keeping your composure lol Bad enough with the drought that you have to deal with insanity to boot.
  8. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yeah but if I had not hung up that was fixing to change! We have gotten some badly needed rain lately but still need a whole lot more. Guess the heat has brought out the idiots needing lawn care.
  9. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
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    .... While your at it, why dont you just keep going, you can stop by Charles' place, then Quality's place, Mikes, Rods, then my place. You're almost there anyway, not really a big deal! LOL.
    The ones I hate the worst are those who figure I must be making a million bucks, b/c they see me running errands during the day, after I skip a few lawns from it being so dry. They think I only work a couple days a week.
  10. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    We only had .50 inch last month and none since then. Depressing situation around here. Not much in July either, but I was still cutting something. I got a rare new call the other day and the customer spent 1 hour and 15 minutes of my time yapping. Seeing how I didn't have anything else to do it didn't really matter. Still got on my last nerve LOL:rolleyes: :cry:

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