Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Patriot Services, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    I just got my truck lettered up recently, and it's like a help wanted poster. I get people asking if I have any work.

    I haven't had anyone asking for accounts. I think I would get into a fight if that happened. Only because I would laugh so much, that it would really make the other guy furious.

    I love the "my car ran out of gas" routine. "oh yeah, was it a surprise? Did you happen to look at the big gauge right in front of your face?"

    I don't help people.....wait no...actually I help lots of people, but I do it through the DAV.
  2. rywnygc

    rywnygc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 523

    LMAO I sold meat for a little while. Then I realized it was a huge scam and I worked with a bunch of criminals. I actually just recently saw a guy I sold meat with....He was one of the profiled dbags on the TV show Hard Time. His name was Aaron White. He was a hell of a salesman....apparently, not much of a bank robber.
  3. Gianninilandscaping

    Gianninilandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    lmao... my brother aplied to one of those places and wanted the job untill he found out they dont do criminal checks and they had a few sex offenders and a few thiefs working there... after that he turned around and walked out...
  4. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I only have people beg for money on my way into the post office. Why the city lets 2-5 people hang out in front bothering people for money I dont understand.

    I do have people constantly coming and asking for jobs.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    He's probably huffing the fumes, then filling his '82 Coupe de Ville
  6. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    It's because you live a socialist liberal state and plastic nancy would be all over you in a heartbeat for complaining.
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 38,401

    Every time somebody asks me for something I say "would you look at this." Would you look at this.

    That usually drives them away. If it doesn't I just look at them until they leave.
  8. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    That sounds like a good approach !!
  9. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,644

    beggar: excuse me sir, do you have a dollar?

    You: No, do you have 2 dollars?

  10. tlc1994

    tlc1994 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    Haven't had to much trouble as far as someone trying to burn me, so I don't harbor the same resentment... yet.

    Have had people ask for smokes- even though I don't smoke.

    I would be less upset if someone asked for work. I mean sure it very well may be a scam, but at least it's more earnest than asking for gas or cash.

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