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my dad likes to help..but

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grass Cake, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    My dad is a retired (he's 71) and has always been active. He's always wanting to go along and help out anyway he can......the problem is.......he can't mow in a straight line(he'll wander off all over a yard at anytime,) he holds the trimmer wide open and scalps everything with it.....always overfills anything he's gassing up. etc etc

    I feel bad when i'm constantly griping at him,but i've explained the reason's 100 times.

    What would you do?
  2. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    How about some equipment maintenance duties, very helpful and won't hinder your quality of cut.
  3. hole in one lco

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

    if he yelled at you as a child now its payback :)
  4. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,410

    I lost my dad a couple years ago. Can I have yours? :rolleyes:
    Some day when he is gone youll give anything to have just one day back with him, curvey stripes and scalped edges and all
  5. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    Fire Him! LOL. My father who is 54 and retired has a bad hip. Offered to come out and mow this summer if I needed extra help. I told him he'd never walk fast enough for me to make any money.

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