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Cutting GLASS!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOW ED, May 26, 2000.

  1. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Stone, self-preservation are more important than ethics??!!<p>No WAY man!<p>What good does it do to buy insurance if you can't use it?
     
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,180

    Hey wait, I want a pat on the back too! About a year and 1/2 ago I sent two blundering idiots(sorry, thats what they were and I'm so ashamed) to do a itty bitty weed eatin' job just cause a customer of mine asked me to. It was on a property that was supposed to be maintained by the renter but wasn't. I said sure Mr. Got Money out the Kazoo, I'll take care of it. Sent the pair with explicit instructions, idle the trimmers as much as you can, these were weeds that had grown up in the back of a commercial parking lot. Sent them on their way with 2 of my trimmers and expected them back in 20 minutes. Got a call on the phone instead from an irate woman claiming the 2 idiots had knocked out her back glass in a compact Ford, 98 model, brand new to her. She was whalin' and cussin' and me being the master of caalmness and quick thinkin' when the stinky stuff hits the fan, I had her calmed right down and eating out of my insurance companys hand in a second. Told her I'd be right there, 20 seconds later I was! The 2 numbskulls had spun the mighty Stihls to top speed in pea gravel of all things! Well, needless to say it busted the back glass into a trillion cracks and 1 puff of wind would have caused the whole shootin match to fall inside of her new Ford. She was scared to drive it home, 25 miles for her, so I offered to keep it at my house, free of charge of course, and deliver it back to her when the windshield showed up the next day...........fine she said and got a ride with her redneck boyfriend, I thought he was drunk and wanted to start something but hey, Homey don't play that, I was about to advise him to go to my web page, www. Homey WILL woop yo a//.com but fortunately for him he remained calm in his drunken state. Anyway the glass did not come the next day which was Friday so the little green p.o.s. had to stay at my house all weekend, no problem, I said I would take care of it and I did. We got her fixed up and I EVEN washed the Fart......Ford for her and she was pleased. A little inconvenient for her, a little nerve racking for me, but all was well, the best thing is I didn't even hace to pay a deduct on my insurance. The bill for the glass and install was 580.00 so I'm sure glad I had that Auto Owners policy! <p>Moral of the story: Don't trust anybody..........ever<p>Pay for that insurance, use it sparingly<p>If it's broke and you made it broke, be a man/woman/child whatever, and fix it. Whatever it takes it's your resposibility<p>Sorry bout the short story, must be the drought.<p>Homer
     
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    MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Update on this isssue:<br>got the bill from the glass repair company yesterday.<br>Total due - $103.00<br>Insurance deductable - $100.00<p>Obviously I won't submit this thru insurance.<p>BTW this is one of my biggest residential accounts so all in all I'm feeling pretty good about the outcome. <p>Homer, I'll pat you on the back for takin care of business. But I think some people out there don't appreciate the full service we give. Go to my Power Brooming post and read slingshots reply. I think you listened to him and are on to something with the car washing service. But you forgot to change the oil :)<br>
     
  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Ive busted lots of stuff on people, never had to put it thru insurance (oh except the time I rear-ended a Rotsun) generally speaking if it will cost me under 500 Ill pay out of my own pocket. I have customers that are tradesmen who will do repairs for me on the cheap. Another reason to have a high deductible, you dont want to involve insurance unless its absolutely necessary.<p>My opinion, you break (or cause to break) it you fix it. Doesnt matter who left the rock there. Some of the responses here, you'd swear some of you guys will blame it on Neanderthal man for digging up the rock in the first place.<p>Its what separates the scrubs from the pro's.<p>Bill
     
  5. goose

    goose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    I busted a back glass on a 2000 expedition , it cost me $618. I paid for it myself.I have my insurance for major accidents.The Expedition was the owners car of the comm property we were cutting.The first day we had ever been there.It is a $25,000 a year account , I would have paid more if I had to.
     
  6. OP
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    MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Talked to the insurance adjuster today. They will not have to pay so as far as they go I have no claims. I'm sending the check today. Thats all on this subject I hope. Be careful.
     
  7. BUSHMASTER

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    ALWAYS BE AWARE OF WHAT YOUR CUTTING ... IF YOU CAN:T SEE IT DON'T CUT IT.......
    IF YOU CAN't SEE IT DON'T SHOOT IT....
     

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