Showing Off

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stick9, Aug 1, 2000.

  1. stick9

    stick9 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 262

    I don't know if I'm the only person, but I anybody out there like to show off for the customers? Whenever someone is outside or looking, I like to flip the whip around and look real suave while doing a perfect job! Just wondering if anyone did the same! Stories would be great!
     
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    Ill only do that on my own lawn,no playing around on customers lawns,but anything goes on mine since my son and daughter have practically made a flattrack out of it with there little quadsport 80's so I couldnt hurt it much.<p>----------<br>John D<br>
     
  3. WALKERMOW

    WALKERMOW LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    hey nothing wrong with showing off your talent on your z mowers people are intrigued with us buzzing around their yard here's a story....last summer we show up for a scheduled cutting and the next door neighbors are having a yard sale there were about 10 or 15 people there looking at yard sale junk...anyway...2 guys were on walker mowers and 2 weedeating i was doing my P.R. when i noticed that all 15 or so people were watching us fly through that yard so i went and unloaded another walker and started on the front yard i showed them what the walkers would do...so sue me we all had a little fun that morning..you have to have fun or it is not worth it right?..oh yea we cut that big yard and was back on the trailer in 15 or 20 min.... i got 2 more accounts out of that show, so i think it was worth it..
     
  4. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,850

    i would like to think customers are lopking at me and thinking. &quot; That is the greatest yard man we ever had. He drives that mower like a pro. Such precision. Fastest grass cutter we have ever seen. BUt i know what they really thinking. &quot;We paying that sob on that souped up mower to damn much money&quot;
     
  5. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 980

    Well isnt that true Charles. I like the look when they see me on em. They expect an hours worth of work or so for thier 25$. 10-15 minutes later they are impressed and yet saddened that thier money goes SO FAST. hehe
     
  6. Rufur

    Rufur LawnSite Member
    from md
    Posts: 143

    when I do residential lawns and see a homeowner I stop and see how they are doing if it looks like they are trying to flag ,e down if not I get positively detail orriented like the anonymity of commercial accounts better
     
  7. tslawn

    tslawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    I'd like to think that all my customers appreciate the beautiful lines left in their lawns when I'm done but have come to realize they really don't give a $hit until their grass doesn't get cut; then they're calling mad as hornets. But still don't think they care about the bottom line. The bottom line for them.....that their grass gets cut!
     
  8. Jim Snyder

    Jim Snyder LawnSite Member
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    I think they just want their grass cut but I do enjoy riding that line of showing off and &quot;proficient equipment control&quot;. I know I would want the guy cutting my grass to appear to have a little less fun and take longer so I felt i was getting my money's worth.
     
  9. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    maybe you should join the circus!! :)<p>LOL<p>Anyway, I'm a heavy equip. operator in the Air Force, for those of you who don't know already, and we have a big problem with this. Rookies try to show off by doing stupid $hit and abusing the equipment and risking their safety. A REAL OPERATOR can show off by being proffecient on the equipment. When I can run the machine flawlessly, thats showing off enough. I guess its a little bit easier with mowers though. If I saw a &quot;Z&quot; doing wheelies in my yard, I wouldn't think he was any good, I'd think he was an idiot and hire someone more mature. Save the bull$hit for your own lawns. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
     
  10. MRPLOW

    MRPLOW LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    I sometimes ride wheelies on my Wright Stander, but not on customers lawns.
     

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