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Strangest Customer Request??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LAWNS AND MOWER, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. LAWNS AND MOWER

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    For me, it occurred a few years ago. This lady asked me if I would help her move her 97 year old mother from her to chair into the bed. I remember her moaning as I attempted to move her without snapping any bones! She died 1 week later:eek:
     
  2. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Must have been an important bone you snapped!

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. NorrisG

    NorrisG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    Dead cat removal and disposal.... paid 10 bucks extra! :laugh:
     
  4. satxmow

    satxmow LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Posts: 51

    only $10 bucks:eek: i would have charged $20-30.payup
     
  5. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    customer wanted me to go into crawl space and search for dead stinking animal. i stuck my head in the door and caught one whiff and told them i couldnt find it- no charge thank you! i occasionally change flood light bulbs for another customer.
     
  6. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    I have a customer that dosent move to well. She had me include in her contract moving her sprinker every 3 days and letting it run for 3 hours each time. I subed out the neighbor kid next door and charge her accordingly. I think it came out to 1500 a season and pay the neighbor kid 1000. She knows this but is ok since he goes away for 3 weeks in the summer and I have to do it myself. Thank god it is only 4 blocks away.
     
  7. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Have you though about putting that sprinkler on a timer?
     
  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    tx angler it is on a timer but still has to be moved every 3 days and when I mow. trust me I wish she would just put in a sprinkler system but she is old school.
     
  9. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    i guess she has alot of money or either the old school didnt teach math, but if i had to pay $1500 per year for someone to move my sprinkler around there would be alot of thirsty grass in my yard. dont get me wrong though, sounds like you've got a good thing going:D
     
  10. floridalawncare

    floridalawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    i've cleaned church signs, fixed lights, built play props, replaced bulbs, fixed toilets, sinks, soap dispensers, doors, sprayed everything possible with every chemical available, moved sprinklers as mentioned above, moved furniture, hauled trash off, and it doesn't end here! probably the most unique was mulching up seaweed next to the water at a beach area we mow.
     

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