Mowed one of my customers yard friday and his neighbor came up to me and wanted to know what he could do to improve the appearance of his yard. Well, it was obvious that he had been out trying to do some landscaping himself and didn't know a thing about what he was doing. It looked like sh%@. So, I advise him on the proper placement of some mulch beds and some other areas that needed mulched and he says ok, give me a price and tell me when you can do it. So I give him the quote and tell him I can get to it today(monday). Well, I almost went and picked up the supplies this morning but I had some yards to mow and I wanted to do them first so that I could use my trailer to haul the mulch. Well, I get done mowing and went back over to this guys house to double check everything before I go buy the supplies and what do you know the job's already done, and guess what? It's just like I told him I would do it. I stood there in amazement. I could not believe it. I knocked on the door but nobody answered. I'll see him again since I'm over there every week and let him know how I feel. Man, I was fuming. I guess I'm lucky I didn't go buy everthing first. I think I'll start requiring some kind of deposit up front before I do a job like this again.