i think i told this story a long while back. it happened many many years ago, and i'm sure the new guys never read it. it is cloudy in my mind, but i do remember the important parts. i go out one night, on a sunday night, and put business cards in mailboxes trying to gain clientelle. i get a call the very next day. i'm so excited, it's in a real upscale area. i drive over, wouldn't you know it, the crappiest house on the block. no cars in the driveway, nastly looking house falling apart. ok, fine. i knock, i'm invited in. nice lady, a bit flakey, her husband sitting at the table, in a wheelchair. they explain they want thier place to look presentable, but since he lost total use of his leggs in an accident, money was tight. they asked if i would accept a payment plan. well, i felt so bad about the wheelchair and all, ok, i said i would. i priced the thatch, seed fert at $400. they gave me a check for $50, and promised to pay "what they could" each month. i did the job, came out nice. after the initial visit, i never saw the husband again. but, the lady started calling me for odds and ends. i was hesitant, but did a few minor projects for her. the bill was adding up, and i would get a few crumbs here and there, but definitely going in reverse. one day i drove by, and what did i see? the guy in the wheelchair......it was a miracle, he was walking just fine, in fact, loading golf clubs into his majorly expensive car, that must have been usually kept in the garage. i been scammed! long story short, never did get payment in full. ever get scammed by a customer?