this is hilarious- about 2 months ago, an exsisting client called, and told me his 2 neighbors wanted my services. i went and talked to them. it seems, thier current lawn guy, could never be reached if they needed to speak with him, because.......he didn't have a phone, and never even provided a mailing adress. he would mow, knock on the door, get paid, and leave. well, he didn't show up for 3 weeks, they needed other things done, they couldn't reach him, so decided to use us. great. now, the first guy eventually shows up, see the properties are mowed, knocks on the door, but the residents aren't home. he comes back the following week, sees the properties were mowed, knocks on the door, they are home. they advise him that they are no longer using him. he hands them each a bill for the last two weeks that he showed up, and the property was mowed. they dispute the bill. they asked my advice, "in your opinion, do we have to pay this bill?" bizarre as it sounds, it's a true story. what would u have told them?