Don't touch me!

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Colaguy, May 15, 2013.

  1. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    I only have a few pet peeves that set me off & one is a client touching me, tapping me on the shoulder while working. There I was trimming some tall holly bushes, Stihl kombi, ear plugs and client tugs at my back. I stopped, turned off kombi, removed earplugs & with a smile asked client not to touch me while working because being startled might endanger my life or if I were to swing around with the kombi, seriously hurt the client. Told her to stay 15 ft away from me & trimmer. I was real nice about it but was pissed off w/o letting her know I was pissed off. lol. Silly clients.

    I told her, if you need to get my attn, stand off and wave your arms & I'll stop. Later I'm on the 8ft ladder trimming ligustrum bushes. Husband of client wants them trimmed a certain height. Figure I'd better explain the safety rules to him also before I start! lol. Dont touch me or ladder, wave arms if u need me to stop. Stand far off to side. All said nicely to both parties, no scolding :laugh:
  2. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Pet peeve whether I'm working or not. Don't touch me simple handshake is fine don't need my arm slapped or my shoulder rubbed I have a gf for that.
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Same here. Handshake is fine. Also people who have to get 6"s from you when talking. This is my box, stay out of it.
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  4. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Yea and I don't need ur hand on my back while u point at something don't understand that.
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    I had a guy put his hand on my shoulder about 5 times while taking to me face to face the other day, almost slapped him
  6. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    people are crazy
  7. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    I think they just wanna have sehx with you!
  8. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,733

    older men who refuse to wear their hearing aids and get right in your face... the Seinfield "close talker"... I must be amusing to watch me because I'll be constantly taking a step back and they take a step forward, and the next thing you know we just went from their front porch back to the curb.
  9. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Heck got one worse than that. Got a boss hog type that used to come out and talk to me in his boxers smoking a cigar. Second time told him to haul his but back in the house and put some pants on before talking to me.
  10. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    Hows life treating you in destin? I thought about moving down to that area while back. Pensacola is ok but boring most of the time.

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