ME: Hello, thank you for calling A1 Lawn Care CALLER: Yes, I am mowing my Aunt's yard and I would like to know how to do it. ME: You want me to tell you how to mow her yard? CALLER: No, I know how to do that. What I want to know is how much to charge her. I need an estimate. ME: Oh, so you want me to start mowing her yard and you need an estimate? CALLER: No, I am going to mow her yard. But, I don't know how much to charge her. Can you tell me how to figure that out? ME: (dismayed) How the heck do I know how much YOU should charge? CALLER: Well, how do you figure it out? Is it by size or something?(fishing for an exact price) ME: (seizing an opportunity) Well, first you have to figure out how much your labor is costing you. Then, how much your mowers, gas, maintenance etc...cost you. Don't forget workman's comp, liability insurance and equipment insurance. Factor in the rising cost of gas and don't forget what you care to make an hour. DOES THIS HELP????? CALLER: Uh, ok. Thanks Bye. I swear to all of you this is an actual call that I took this afternoon. And, the guy was not pulling my leg. I can spot people like that on the phone. This guy was for real.