So I decided to use my dads truck today because I needed to use a ladder for a Gutter Cleaning job. So I hook my trailer like normal and am heading out and get about 50 feet up the street and I hear this crash followed my the sound or steel grinding on concrete. I look back and of course my trailer is dragging behind me. So I pull of to the side of the road and got take a look and the pin that holds the hitch in the receiver had mysteriously vanished. It took me about 30 minutes to get the trailer back on and fortunately I had an extra pin in the truck. At this point I am a little pissed off but im ok. So I head over to start the gutter cleaning but the owner was not there so while I was in the neighborhood I figured I would stop by and talk to my old customers and see If they wanted me to mow(I was about 90% sure I would get them back) So I go talk to customer #1 and she says all of 10 words to me, basically that she wanted someone that was better scheduled. So I head over to check on another customer and I wasnt even going to got to the door because I figured they would be home but the lady was outside so I stopped. Basically the company that cuts the yard next to her under cut my price by at least $5. I tried to talk her into staying with me but It was to late, that one really pissed me off because I had gone out of my way to take care of her dogs as a favor and had always gone out of my way to do an extremely nice job on the lawn. And just as I am leaving I get a call from another customer in this neighborhood and the lady says she is going to cut the lawn herself. At this point I am really mad because these were my top 3 customers highest paying costumers and because they were the lawns that I was always told "looked great". Its like all three of these people decided "hey lets really piss off the lawn guy today. at this point I just decided to call it a day a go home but after a little venting I figured I better at least do my gutter job. The thing that really sucks with loosing these customers is that I didnt do much advertising because I was pretty happy with my customer base. I think I just to vent of cry myself to sleep... Im sure Im not the only one to every have this happen to them. I Guess 2008 wont be as good as I thought it would.