Customers Grumpy Neighbor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawntkd, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Lawntkd

    Lawntkd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Any of you guys have one of these? This guy I guess just got done mowing his lawn. As I was blowing off I saw him standing on his property looking at me. Very little grass clippings were making its way towards his property line so I went to the line and blew it back to customers property. I Iook at him and he shakes his head. Ok? I contine and after blowing off the back dude is staring at me. I look away...still staring. Looking pissed. So I take off my headphones and stop the bliwer..ask "how you doin?" He says the same to me and I think maybe he wants a quote or something. I start to walk towards him and he says " Dont walk on the grass please" all dismissive with a pissy look. " Oh, I thought you wanted to talk to me" I say. He says " No just watching"

    What is it with some people. This dude was pissed that maybe some (if any) clippings entered his curb line. The wind was blowing. Then I see the wind carry a piece of trash to his yard that he picks up. Hes probably pissed at the wind now too I thought. Kind of a jerk for no reason.
  2. bluetruck

    bluetruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 417

    yeah it happens once and a while. if i notice someone out of the corner of my eye, i just will not look their way. it seems to prevent problems when they think you dont see them. lol
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  3. 1977212

    1977212 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    I'd personally just fill up a hose end sprayer full of gly and spray his lawn at night.
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  4. MoWinmoneyy

    MoWinmoneyy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 460

    Don't let it get to you bro. Everyone has those. They are just mad at the world.
  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,315

    ignore them and keep working.
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  6. Lawntkd

    Lawntkd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    LOL...I thought about that but im nowhere near that much of a jerk. If I see his grumpy a** again I'll just ignore him I guess.
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  7. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,315

    ...or roundup ice cubes works well too.
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  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    An A$$ needs undiluted Ortho Ground Clear. Not. Interfering neighbors have been threatened with a visit by the police and a law suit. I will not tolerate people harassing me about nonsense.
  9. KLC Lawns

    KLC Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    I was blowing leaves about 10 from the property line in a client's yard when I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. Turned around and an old geezer was throwing sticks at me. I shut the blower down and put on a smile, pretending I couldn't hear him with my earplugs in. When I talked to him he said I was blowing leaves on his property and showed me property line. The only way that could have happened is wind carrying them over my head but I doubt even that. But since he was standing in leaves as deep as the yard I was on, I told him he really didn't need me blowing more leaves over there lol. Ended up giving an estimate to him etc.
  10. 13Razorbackfan

    13Razorbackfan LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,632

    I get about 6 or 7 stares a year and out of those I usually get 3 comments or so and ALL of them are by retired old men. I try not to get clippings or blowoff on other people's lawn but the wind has a say in things. I usually blow it back.
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