Called a boy today!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chipk1, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 398

    During a conversation with a customer today, a phrase came out of his mouth that kinda ticked me off. We were talking about a payment he forgot to mail and in this conversation he said "Damn, I forgot to mail that boy a check". I am 43 years old an this guy is about 35. So I'm thinking to myself, what did he mean by "boy". Then it dawned on me. He thinks of me as a LAWN BOY. :cry: :cry:

    Does it bother anyone else to be thought of as a LAWN BOY.

    I mean I'm sitting and a piece of equipment worth more than this guys car, running my own business, and probably grossing more annually than he makes in two and he is calling me a boy. ARGH!

    Then I thought what the heck, let them think of me as a boy and I will charge him extra for the work he wants done to pay for my agony!
  2. Mowman16

    Mowman16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Who cares? I would rather people not know i'm making as much as i am, then they feel sorry for you. As long as he pays you don't let it bother you.
  3. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    He could have called you a lot worse things than "boy."
  4. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,164

    I guess you are from the South, that was what black male slaves were called. "Hey BOY come on here and load that cotton on this wagon" you are just considered a white slave that is given a token for your work, "cut that grass Boy". Don't let it bother you just laugh about it on your way to the bank.
  5. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Look at it this way. This kind of ignorance works to our advantage, if they had any brains they would realize they were paying upwards of $100.00 per hour to get their lawn cut by us boys:laugh: all the way to the bank.
  6. Jeds_Lawn_Care

    Jeds_Lawn_Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    As long as the check doesn't bounce I could care less what they call me! :rolleyes:
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Ya, should be proud to be called a Boy or young man:laugh:
  8. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    You can call me anything you want, just PAY UP!!!
  9. garrettlawn

    garrettlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    Correct me if I am wrong... but you are a lawn boy. Right?
  10. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    dont bother me as long as i see the money!

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