I will never, ever trade for services again. The situation: a mechanic that has worked on my vehicle a number of times finds out I'm in lawn care & asks me to cut his property. All is fine in the beginning, he's paying on time. Then, I need some work done on the truck and he suggests I bring it to his house instead of the garage to be worked on while I'm there mowing. Doesn't sound too bad. Get two birds with one stone, right? Not. As soon as the motor vehicle work begins he starts getting slack with payments. Then, he suggests trading off. Stupidly, I say okay. Bad move. Long story short, about a month ago I showed up one evening at his place, the day he told me to be there to get some work done on my truck. He says to me "sorry dude I just ain't gonna get to it tonight......sorry to blow you off." Well, that was a frickin lawn night for me. I got double shafted b/c had to pay for a sitter the following night making up for it & missed an evening hanging out with my girls. Three weeks ago, I show up to mow & his wife says, "yeah man we've done got us a mower dude......we don't need ya no more." So I say cool, I guess I'll just settle up with hubby tomorrow at the garage & then I leave. Well, I tried to "settle up with him at the garage" but he said "the Mrs. has all the cash dude." I didn't go back & have not talked to him again................that is until today. Today, Mr. mechanic calls today to say "man you've got to come cut the grass it's a mess, ain't been cut in like a month man......she shoulda never told you to leave that day." So I've got 5 weeks of cuts unpaid, my truck still needs attention & I don't want to burn a bridge because the garage where he works is very convenient for me when I need work done. Also, this guy wants a 3 ft. deep jungle cut because he and his wife were stupid. Arrrrggghhhh!!!!!!!!!!