Essentially. There was no need to press the issue and play games. I had already taken the time and resources to go give the estimate. A free estimate mind you as that is standard business practice as you well know down here. When I arrived and seen those....I could do two things. Swing for the fences and insist that I deboot, trim and that he pay me top dollar and most likely go home empty handed after wasting my time to drive there, talk to him and using my fuel to do both. And I think you know that the same kind of customer that allows their property to get like this in the first place...is not interested in top quality work. They are interested in getting the HOA off there back or wife or whatever else finally brought this to his attention. Or ---I could listen to what the guy wanted.....get a feel for him.....and give him the best price I could do get the job and go home with money in my pocket and not making the day a total waste. So that is what I did. I explained to him what I would do...gave him the price.....he agreed....the job got done in roughly a hour solo and put close to $200.00 in my pocket for my efforts of getting up in the morning. Now as already stated in the thread....if I had wanted extra work in the neighborhood....if I thought the guy was going to give me good leads that would lead to more good work.....maybe I would of did it different. But I am good on accounts and only care about getting them in neighborhoods that we are in as route density is how I will grow this year as we are very full and I am not spending fuel driving all over gods green earth to gain a extra account with fuel at soon to be $4.00 a gallon. I accessed the situation......made the most out of it. Most of all I am not afraid to admit that unlike many turds on here that claim they only do top notch work! Top notch work is fine....get it when you can....but you have to work harder to get that fruit at the top of the tree. Sometimes it is much easier and quicker to just grab the fruit hanging on the bottom of the tree and be on your way!