The things customers say

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ray_Lawns, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Ray_Lawns

    Ray_Lawns LawnSite Member
    from NE AL
    Posts: 125

    While I was working yesterday a lady approached me about mowing for her. I went and walked the yard and priced it and she said sounds great. I went back today and shined it up for her real nice. She comes out and said she was really pleased with the work and confirmed the price to pay me. When she hands me the check she says " you should go to the bank now and cash that because if you hold on to it for to long the money might not be there". I have never had anyone tell me that before. I usually stop by and deposit into the atm daily since I pass by on my way home but today i went in and cashed out that one.
     
  2. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,342

    wow weird!
    I had a lady ask me for a price today, I gave it to her and she said it sounded good. Going to give me a call, but I havent heard from her.
     
  3. lkendall

    lkendall LawnSite Member
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    I think she was joking with you? haha
     
  4. Ray_Lawns

    Ray_Lawns LawnSite Member
    from NE AL
    Posts: 125

    If she was joking she is a good actor because she looked very serious. She seems like a nice lady and the house is nice so who knows. Maybe she is a closet coke head.
     
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've heard it before, when the contractor was being serious.
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  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    At least the lady warned you. She does accounting like my daughter does. She checks her balance every day and if there's money there, she spends it.
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Funny! Sent my son to ATM a few weeks ago...somehow there was a $20 mistake not in my favor...no recipes either.
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  8. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    yeah it is funny the things they.

    last season I had a lady try to hire me and on several occasions mentioned how she lost her job and money is tight but she'd find some way to pay me. was wanting me to cut her ill fathers yard.

    yep I'm definitly gonna work for someone who has no job and money is tight...:hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:
     
  9. scotts lawn care

    scotts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I dont think i have had that kind of customer ever say that after handing me payment.

    I wonder if you could ask for cash and not have to worry about her checks bouncing.

    I use to have a customer who would always post-date his checks, and ask me to hold

    on to it for at least a week. I have heard thats illegal to post date checks. :nono:
     
  10. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,464

    personally I don't put up with that kind of stuff.

    once the check is in my hand I will choose when to take it to the bank. if it bounces then your service will stop until I receive payment plus the bounced check fee my bank charges me.

    I'm a business. I can't be running to the bank with just a couple checks. I usually wait until I have at least a dozen. whatever the deposit slip has room for.
     

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