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Client was three sheets to the wind… Kinda funny…

Critical Care

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Central Oregon
A while back we got a call from a client that wanted us to mow and edge his place. No problem, but this guy obviously sounded like he was on his second six-pack. This property was in a golfing community and as no one was home we just began to do the work, and had nearly completed the job when a guy playing golf out on the fairway suddenly walked over to us.

“Did my wife put you up to this?” the guy asked.

I was thinking that this guy was a real winner. “Say what?” I asked. “Is this your place?”

He was looking as confused as I was, “Yes, this is my place. Did my wife call you?”

Either the guy had a total brain lapse, or else… “Umm, you’re mister so-and-so and you called us to have your yard mowed and edged…”

“Oh no, that’s not me. I bought this house from him!”

Oye vey, we were sent to the wrong address. But at any rate, the guy that owned the house went ahead and paid us for doing his place… I bet he probably told his wife, “Honey, did you notice that I took your advice and didn’t go golfing but took care of the lawn instead?”
 
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Critical Care

Critical Care

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Central Oregon
Problem around here is that there are soooo many vacation or 2'nd homes. Sometimes I never see clients. Perhaps thats good in some cases, eh?
 

lawncarepros2004

LawnSite Member
Location
Bend, or
hey neighbor, your crazy (also drunk) neighbor called me for estimate. I nearly **** when i saw your rig in the next door driveway. the first thing i asked Fortier was why didn't you call your neighbor. I don't want to work on my neighbors yard so i can see why you wouldn't want to work on his and I certainly don't want to offend you by bidding on his place. I'm content to let this one go or make my est 60% higher than normal? Any thoughts.
 
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