Afraid to letter my mowing rig & other trucks

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Jpocket, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    I'm afraid to be flashy and noticable with my trucks and equipment. I feel that ppl. from all angles are watching me, and will do something to hurt me and my business at the first opportunity they get. Not so much ppl I know it's the ppl that I don't know, or losely know that worry me.

    I live in a town where the vast majority of the ppl are nobodys, and it seems like certian ppl. try to pry and ask a bunch of questions. I drive a nice truck during my personal time, and i get alot of looks from ppl. like "whats that young guy doing with a truck like that?" I feel like everything I do has to be low key, and low profile. While the "Italian boys" (No dissrespect) get to show off everything they have, like thier name plastered all over everything, and F-350 PSD's WITH 22" Chrome Wheels. I just feel like if I did that I would be asking for it.

    Anybody else feel this way, like you gotta be careful how much publicity you and your business gets?
  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I have no idea what you are talking about.

    Are you saying the mob is after you???:dizzy: :dizzy:
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    you're WAY too paranoid
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I know what you mean. My neighboors are always "spying on me" sorta speak. I dont think I would be afraid to advertise on my truck but I think I would worry about the other neighboorhood kids damaging or stealing my stuff. (it almost happened once)

    I feel that my neighboors dont take my operation seriously and feel that I am just trying to "junk up" the neighboorhood. When I got my new (to me) 94 f250, my one next door neighboor came and said that I wasn't allowed to park commercial trucks in the neighborhood. (though 2 blocks away, some one who owns an ice company has 4 big freezer trucks in his driveway)
    There was a landscaper who lived at the top of my street and he has a kubota tractor, 2 trailers, dump truck and the usual gear and the neighboors would always give him kind words and such. With me, everyone seems to be talking down on me and I really think its because of my age. Hopefully their opinions will change but I'm not expecting it to.

    Jpocket, if you dont mind saying, how old are you. I'm 19 for the record.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    LOL, the only thing i can fiqure is not paying any taxes.
  6. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    If I could I would PLASTER my name all over my truck!!!

    S C R E W what anyone else thinks or says!!!

    One of these days, The name will run down the side of my truck!:usflag:
  7. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    forget those guys its about your biz the more people see your stuff the more theyll remember the name we letter our three trucks and will the next one we get too
  8. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    Im 20, and yes i do pay taxes. But for some reason I still feel the need to watch what i say and do in ALL the TIME
  9. mslawn

    mslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from LA
    Messages: 483

    This is weird?
  10. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    are you afraid that someone might think something because of your race?

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