Kinda. Rainy, sleeting, cold so what better way to spend the day than to cold call a few accounts that I have had in the last years and lost to low bid, maybe never serviced before or new businesses that have come up in the last year or so. All my calling netted me 2 possible bids for total grounds maintanance - meaning, mowing, fert. programs, bushes, mulching, sweeping the lot and re-striping the parking lot. Now this year, unlike any other, I have had to re-bid alot of my commericial work due to other LCO's calling asking to give a bid. Now what I don't understand is what am I missing? I called all day, visited a few accounts and hardly anyone was interested in getting a quote. I tried strictly lawn care, they reply we have that taken care of. So I ask do you bid this every year, YES they do, I ask - well I would like to be placed on your bid list or give you one right now - they reply - well, I think it is taken care of this year. Others are just plain jackas*& over the phone while others are polite, thanking for my time to call and they;ll keep my number, name etc on file for anything that comes. I also don't understand that the accounts that have, mainly commercial are attacked every year by the same LCO's wanting the job. 90% of the time I retain these accounts. But when I call, stop by other accounts and asking about there parking lot - they don't want a bid. Others - they say when can you do it. Now this is in realm of our parking lot business but still same concept in regards to lawn care. I am getting tired off all this bidding stuff cuz really guys - do you all bid all your work? It is one thing to price check but if 2 of us are x amount and #3 LCO comes in and is 30% cheaper or more - does that really constitute a "BID"? Then to me the guy on the other end really has no idea as to what he is seeing, reading, or even being proposed. Maybe I am tired of the business and need a change? Anyone wanting to move to NW Iowa and buy me?!!?? That way I can get a boat to go fishing!!