I heard about something this summer that is just weird. Has anyone else encountered this? Another lco told me there is a theory floating around among college students--we have the University of Arkansas here--if you don't actually request a service, you legally don't have to pay for it. For instance, an lco approaches someone and offers to provide lawn service, rather than the potential customer approaching the lco. No matter whether the "customer" agrees to the service, or to the price, or whatever, there is no legal obligation to pay for the service because the customer did not initiate the transaction! Or so goes this legal "theory." I myself have not had this happen, but in 2 instances, I have been at an existing customer's place, and a neighbor with an overgrown lawn just came out and loitered about watching me work, but did not approach me. Now I am wondering if this neighbor--apparently college age living in a rental--just was hoping for me to come over and solicit his business. And thus get his lawn mowed and supposedly not have to pay for it. Frankly, I have always been leary of working for a group of college types sharing a rental. They disappear at the end of the semester, and you're left holding the unpaid bill for the last month's (or more) service. My routine policy when I work for these types is, no service without a month's payment in advance. And they usually say, "How do we know you will come back and do the work?" And I say, "Well, duh, how do I know I will get paid if I do the work first?" And overall, renters have a far worse record of non-payment (than owners) with me anyway. But as for this theory about not having to pay for service for the reason that the customer did not initiate the transaction, has anyone else run into this?