ever dusty up a car?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fga, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    any one ever get this? you're using your blower and you get someone coming to you complaining that i'm getting their just washed car across the street alittle dusty?? ;) I'm just finishing up my 6th year, and its never before happened to me... but twice in the last month. not the same guy, miles apart. They actually were mad at me for doing my job.

    what would you say to a guy complaining that his car was clean an hour ago....

    i simply replied "so was I..." :) and kept blowing.
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Oh yhea. At the school happened everyday. Just nod your head and smile from behind the dust mask as they flap their arms like a chicken and keep going. The best was when they'd walk from behind and then in front of you in the dust cloud. A lady was carrying a bunch of papers one day and did that, hey look it's snowing in Phoenix.
  3. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Never had that problem, although I do make sure to blow off my customer's cars when blowing. I did have a woman complain during leaf season about blowing leaves on her car, but she parked on the street where I needed to put the leaves, and I asked her not to. Her car was buried in leaves when she came back out and was furious. I just smiled and kept on working. Man was she pissed!

  4. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Never had anyone yell about that, but have had crazy people complain about some grass clippings in street, bobbygedd style leaves blowing onto other properties, etc. I can see both points of view on this one. I try to quickly blow off any cars I obviously blow dust on to avoid the chicken armed bastages. Takes literally 5 seconds. Once I told a chicken man that he should take up the practice of killing himself though.
  5. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    Would have been great if the people we encountered would have been satisfied with us just blowing off the dirt, which we would do as we worked up closer to their car. They were warned in advance of where we would be working the following morning and still proceeded to think they could do whatever and we would just work around them.
  6. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,725

    Yea I love the idiots that park in your way as your working and then get mad you don't quit for the day. Something I use to hate when I worked for my last boss was blowing off gas station parking lots the bastard had 5 gas stations on his list. And he wanted them blown off every month or so well there really is not a good time to do this. One of them use to have 8-20 cars in it at all times so you would have to work very fast and with team work if a pump became vacant you had to hit it as fast as you could to blow through the bay before some jerk would just about run you over and park on your pile. I swear after years of that I will never take on a gas station as a client the places are crazy its just one big zoo. I remember once this snobby lady in a Mercedes comes in practically runs us over then has a nervous break down from the noise the blowers make she snaps and drives away with the hose still in her car and her door still open. Some poor guys wife no thank you he can keep her.
  7. richard coffman

    richard coffman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    I've had this happen to me plenty of times. it seems to me, it's either dam if you do and dam if you don't senerio. I just smile and try to clean things up the best i can. nothing you can do to please everyone. just take it as a grain of salt.


    Richard/Owner :D :D :D :D

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    When they walk up to you, SAY MEEE SPEAKA NO ENGLISH
  9. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    Just tell the guy that your a little busy at the moment and he will half to call god to ask him to blow the wind in the other direction whenever you show up to this particular house
  10. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570


    , it's no hablo ingles

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