A while back a friend of mine asked me for a couple of my doorhangers & business cards. He talked it all up saying he would send me as much business as he could..........I appreciated that. Never did get any calls though. On & off he'd ask me some operational questions, etc., & I shared with him what I could. So, I see him again a few weeks ago and tell him the gals & canvased his neighborhood with doorhangers (which he actually suggested I should do). After I tell him he says "yeah well actually, I'm gonna be a landscaper now too..........had me a job last week as a matter of fact spreading grass seed for a lady at the end of my street..........got $12.50 an hour for that job!" I'm like - really? Cool. Uh.....watch those prices though man. Him: "well whatever I just can't see charging an arm and a leg." Then he says "yeah I made up some fliers and put them in all the mail boxes on my street and couple right close here.........I've got 5 lawns now." Me: (as I think to myself #1 you can't legally stuff mailboxes) Cool, man. Got one of those fliers I could check out sounds like they're working great.......glad they're doing the trick for ya! Him: "Nope, put every single one of them out.....sure did." I'm thinking golly gee wonder how the verbage on those fliers looked? Probably I'd have been real familiar with it except for the part which I'm sure read something along the lines of "any lawn mowed for $15.00." ********* Fast forward now to earlier this week. ********* I get a call from a lady that just built a house and is a friend of another friend of mine. She gives me the address & turns out to be just two doors down from my new LCO buddy's home!!!! I meet her there & we're standing in her driveway talking........just then walking down the street all sweaty with no shirt on pushing a 21er with one hand and carriying a bent shaft trimmer in the other is my LCO buddy. So I say hey ______ what's up man! Him: "How did you get Shawn's name?" Not hello. Not hey what's up buddy. Not anything except how did you get Shawn's name. So she tells him. Then he tells us both how nice it is for him not to have to stuff the mower into the back of his SUV because he can "walk to his jobs from home & even grab a beer inbetween." This is a retired guy that paid cash for his home. He's got plenty of money which he talks about frequently. I can't figure out if he just plain hates me or has some other sort of problem (besides the alcoholism). I mean.......I thought we were cool, shared some times.