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try actin like a nut

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stumpjumper, May 7, 2006.

  1. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    got a call last wed. for a estimate at an unfamiliar address. turns out to be in an exclusive walled and gated addition. the guy meets me out front, first thing he tells me is that he's a retired college professor. bueatiful irrigated bermuda, not a weed in sight.about 400 sq. ft. in front, about 800 in back.the rest in beds that he does himself. the conversation goes like this.
    professor; no riding mowers
    me; okie dokey
    professor; i want it bagged
    me; i don't bag, i'll mulch it
    professor; it won't look right
    me; yes it will
    professor; i want it done sunday evenings
    me; okie dokey(i've got a business nearby i do on sundays)
    professor; how much?
    me; $75.00 (by this time i really don't give a damn)
    professor; be here sunday, i'll see if it suits me
    when i go today i take a pair of old scissors with me,when i finish up i crawl around on my hands and knees for about 5 minutes with the scissors while he watches me out the window.:jester:
    professor; never saw that done before, can you be here every sunday
    me; okey dokey, but i only use the scissors the first cut
    professor; o.k., never saw that done before anyway
  2. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    thats too funy, but it seems to work.
  3. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    Nice save with the "I only use the scissors the first cut"; makes me wonder if you have used this schtick in the past. Too funny! :laugh:

  4. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    nah, never did it before, probably won't again. figured he would be a royal pain, so might as well lighten up the day. sometimes nonsense baffles arrogant people.

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