So I started taking over my dad's company. I'm 30 years old and have been working with him for 20 years now, it was about time. Sooo, I inherit all his customers, even the crazy ones.... So today I began cutting grass, since my spring cleaning was done and I tirned the earth at all my customers. I sent a bill for the month of April already.I get about 4 calls today to come see customers. 1st potential customer: Not home, wait, pass again answers door and tells me never mind he found someone already. Nice waste of my time 2nd customer: An old man, 2nd year we do his property, starts yelling because the price is too high. Starts calculating the time I spend at his property, the price of a bag of fertilizer, the 20$ cut I take on the shrub to plant it. So I snapped after 10 mins of yelling and giving me heck on the price and told him in a quiet voice leaning towards him "Sir, find yourself someone else" and storm outta there. 3rd customer: Sends my bill back highlighting the taxes, and the price with a note in BIG letters "STAY OFF MY LAND". Needless to say we've been doing his property for 15 years and I kept the same price. 4th customer: Asks me to prepare a contract/proposal. Ok no problem. Send it, 10 mins back before I even leave the office he returns it with "CANCEL" written on it. Now, I burned 1 month doing spring cleanup at his place and fertilizer. Been 2 years we're doing his place and I didn't raise him, I even included his hedge! When working with my dad, I used to take care of everything, customer relations, employees, finishing touches and all. My dad just had to write the checks and do his errands. I don't know if it's because there is a lot more competition or if everyone had just gone mad, but I never had so much trouble!