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Quality Customer

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by JimLewis, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,841

    Ever go give an estimate or do a job and the customer who answers the door is this 60 year old overweight lady in a full length body shirt / pajamas and slippers with messy hair like she just woke up but it's 2:00 in the afternoon? And then when she invites you inside to sign the contract you see stacks of crap everywhere, a few casino poker chips sitting on the table, and empty beer cans and half drinken coffee cups all over? And she looks and smells like she just got done with a 48 hour bender at the local smoke-all-you-want casino?

    No?....Anyone???.... Just me then?... Ok.
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Jim - first off, I gotta say you need to post more in here. We miss ya.

    Secondly, nope. It's just an Oregon thing. Did you show up to my in-laws? Just kidding. I have one rental home that is a disgrace and he clears a path for me to get down stairs. Complete ADD and OCD issues with this guy. The guy always looks beaten down from no sleep and Coca Cola overload. yes the soda, not the drug. System is a hack job too.
  3. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    Luckily there are none of those in recent memory!
    Back in the day the service tech I used to work with would always light up a cigarette and puff like mad when an undesirable person like that would come around. My long hair, headband, and horrible B.O. worked for me in the same manner.
    (Gosh darn I miss having hair) :cry:
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Well.... was it a good contract at least?

    We had a lady down the street from where my wife and I live invite us over to her house the other night for dinner. She is the exact same type that you described in your thread. Thankfully we were busy that night.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    Just you, Jim, we've never had any nut cases. :dizzy:
  6. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    Empty beer cans, coffee cups all over. Kinda sounds familiar
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I used to have one old German customer that would be drunk at 9:00 AM when I would show up. ALL the drywall was torn out in the basement and covering the floor. It was like that for 3 years. He once was passed out at 1:00 or 2:00 and never heard me ringing the bell and banging on the door.
  8. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 471

    As long as he paid.....Danke
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    My kind of client.
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Yup. Let 'em get drunk, and pad the receipt. :laugh:

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