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Strange Customers

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Landscape89, May 29, 2005.

  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    I did a mowing job with my friend yesterday at my neighbors house. While he was mowing and I was trimming, I noticed the husband and the wife just stood there THE WHOLE TIME and stared us down- literally every step we took they would be watching. Has anyone else ever seen anything like this?!

  2. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Posts: 285

    Yes today actually. Just like that except I was by myself. I had a lady come out and yell t me because I wasnt supposed to "weed eat the weeds" as she put it apparently she was trying to grow some in this one part of her yard. Has anyone every had the owner come out and ask if they can help you or if their kid can help you?? That happend to me a few times. Its not like I look like I need help.
  3. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    I had one guy that watched me the whole time. But he also followed me around while I was mowing. From the front to the back. :realmad: Stay in the damn house. That was the first and last time I worked for him.
  4. kilpatrickshrub&turf

    kilpatrickshrub&turf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    I wont work if children are around. Bring the kiddies in from the pool the fifteen minutes it takes to weedeat around it. No your kid cant help me, this part of your yard will remain uncut if kids dont go away.

    If an adult has nothing better to do than to watch my equipment run then oh well... glad im entertaining to watch but dont bother me. Little extras and nit picky stuff will of course show up on the next invoice and be billed accordingly.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I've had it happen...I think it's cause people are amazed to see someone my age move as fast as I do...LOL
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Yep, happens a lot... I actually have mom's put their kid's highchair by the front window so they can watch me! I ought to start charging a "child entertainment surcharge" eh bobby??? Had a mom and her 2 young kids sitting under a tree in the lawn next door on one last wednesday. Also Used to have an older couple that would open the garage and drag their lawn chairs to the front porch almost every week when I'd start mowing! My own grandmother will stand and watch me mow thru the curtians in the house in front then moving to the back if the weather is too cold to be outside for her.
  7. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Posts: 285

    That reminds me of a time where I ran out of gas at a yard and was waiting for my dad to run grab me some, and a lady asked if her son could play on my "tractor" as she called it. I let him sit on it after it cooled down a little. She even took a picture of him on it. It was pretty funny cause after I got mowing again he would follow me around and beat on the windows as I came by them. He was like 2.
  8. vaham

    vaham LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    My labor rates ::::: $50.00/hr
    If you watch::::::: $70.00/hr
    If you help ::::::: $90.00/hr
  9. blkberry

    blkberry LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    I have one cotract that is for 27 houses. These are all group homes for ******** adults. I have to constantly have the staff bring them inside. Oh and the staff can be bad as well. At one last week I hit a horse shoe from a lawn set. Put that mower in the shop! :angry:
  10. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    I think some people just wanna figure it out so they can do it themselves, You Guys make it Look So Easy? :)

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