Best Customer Complaints!

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by carguyrob, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. carguyrob

    carguyrob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Hi guys, I don't know if there's another thread about this or not, but I figure there has to be some pretty funny customer complaint stories out there. I've been in the biz about 10 years and have had some where it's all I can do to keep from busting out laughing. A few years ago I had one customer come out and stop me while mowing accusing me of having dull blades and leaving a sh*tty cut because my mower was leaving these stripes in their yard and it looked "just like a baseball field." (since a baseball field is the epitome of poor lawn maintenance.....). They went on to ask if there was a way I could remove the stripes from the yard! Trying to accommodate I went over the stripes in the opposite direction and promptly quit. What do you guys have?
  2. nboeger4

    nboeger4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    hahahaha thats funny. ill have to do some thinking. i cant think of one off the top of my head.
  3. Kennedy Landscaping

    Kennedy Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,597

    Ditto, I'm sure I have a couple. Well heck, I actually had one today, nothing really funny I suppose. I hacked down the shrubs at a ladies house almost a month ago, saw her today and she says I didn't cut them enough because they are already sprouting back pretty good. I tried not to laugh and explained to her it's the joy of spring when everything is growing like crazy.
  4. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    Best one I have heard was "Your mowing the yard to fast".
  5. carguyrob

    carguyrob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    Yeah I've heard that one, usually old people wanting you to have to work a long time for your money. I had one older lady say that one of her friends said the big riders are so heavy they will crack sidewalks and driveways. I asked her why her car wasn't cracking the driveway and she said she didn't keep it in the same spot for very long.........where do people come up with this stuff??????
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    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i cant believe someone would actually think a ZTR would crack their driveway:dizzy::dizzy:
  7. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    I had a guy (bystander) said I was in a pissed off mood cuz I was mowing an acre commercial property at full speed.
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  8. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    I had a guy think a jeep with stump grinder on the back would crack his driveway.

    He also bought my f250 (diesel) would crack the driveway. :laugh:
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  9. carguyrob

    carguyrob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    at least it's good for some comedic relief...I had a lady ask me if sticks would hurt her!?
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I heard this one last year after an install.

    " It's look good, almost too good, can you make it look less good. ":hammerhead:

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