i picked up a group of lawns a few weeks back. everything is going smooth, and this neighborhood could be extremely profitable to me. one of them, however, left me very uneasy. i don't know, did you ever just get "that feeling?" well, sure enough, she is the only one in the group that hasn't paid her bill. she has however been asking for little extras every week. i keep putting these little extras off until i see a check. we have a very strict payment policy, and it's very important to me that it is followed closely. now, the other day while we were servicing the neighborhood, i skipped the non payer. a neighbor came out, and warned me. she said i see u skipped mrs. so n so house, she owes you money don't she? i said yup. she said let me give you a heads up. we have all used the same company for lawns. this happens with every company. she will drag it out as long as she can. after you cancel her, she will not pay, till the lawn is 6 feet high, then she will call and say she will only pay if you come back and cut. ahh, you new guys, this is the oldest trick in the book. the old "hold your money hostage" trick. unfortunately, it works on most lawnguys. new guys, beware, don't fall for it. they will have you chasing your money and cutting 6 ft high grass to the point where you will lose money on that account, and lots of sleep too.