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Top Ten Customer DON'T List

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jerrys Lawn Service, Aug 17, 2000.

  1. Jerrys Lawn Service

    Jerrys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    If your Lawn is scheduled to be cut Friday afternoon,

    10 - Hang your laundry, we don't like racing stripes in our face.

    9 - Water your lawn...nuf said.

    8 - Put your dog out to take a dump just as we arrive, by
    the way, we mow around it!

    7 - Wash your car and decide to hose down the driveway...the gutter...the garage...the house...etc.

    6 - Decide to weed your garden as we mow.

    5 - Schedule roofers or aluminum siding.

    4 - Paint your fence.

    3 - Bury your recently deceased spouse's ashes, complete with a cross, flowers and a body sized mound of dirt.
    This actually happened!

    2 - Let your little dog out and think it's sooo cute how she chases the big mower!

    1 - Have us show up to mow your lawn and find your brother-in-law has already mowed it, we will still expect to be paid.
  2. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Yes those are common annoyances.

    -Dont sealcoat your driveway.
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I had one woman decide to water her plants 5 minutes after I got there and pulled the hose across the yard. I should have run over it for spite.
  4. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 773

    Jerry, have you been cutting my lawns?? ;)

  5. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 627

    we have a 4 acre yard that takes about 2 man hrs. cuz it's thick & tall every week, & we can only get 1 cut a week.
    Anyways, it's vacant, & on the market. We always mow inside the fence at the swimming pool last. The neighbor kids are in charge of maintaining the pool & related stuff.
    Do you think the ignorant kids could come over before or during the 1st hour we were there? NO! They wait until we're mowing around the pool, then they all come over & start their BS. Shoulda put the discharge chute back on & filled the pool with clippings. Stupid kids........
  6. Stinger

    Stinger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    And how many times have we heard: while you are here (mowing the lawn) could you get some of your guys to do this, this, and this which doesent even pertain to the landscape. I know it will only take a minute replies your customer.
    Gee no problem lady i've only got 14 more lawns before I can go home today, as your pager goes off again!
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    :eek: I had one woman interupt me 5 times while I was on her 4000 ft lawn. I should charge an "interuption fee" after the 2nd interuption.Maybe $5 every time you stop me! I could write a book about annoying customers. This is why I like commercial jobs better than residential. Theres no one watching you like a hawk.
  8. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    been there done that except #3
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    That cute dog chasing the mower is gonna be hotdog stuffing next time. She also thinks its cute when the dog comes up behind me when I'm string trimming. The dog is gonna have stripes next time.
  10. Twotoros

    Twotoros LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 494

    Trimmed out a lawn a couple of friday's ago and when I mowed to the backyard the lady had started her sprinkler !!!!!!!!!!! She just looked at me and said 'oh I forgot it was friday'!!!!!!! I just trimmed by her 10minutes earlier. Must have neen thursday then.

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