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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Keegan, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 608

    Lady calls me up for an estimate. Sounds like she's got an attitude in her message. I call up and get her husband. He has even more of an attitude.
    I had to call her again because are times conflicted and she was very pleasant this time.
    I saw her this evening. I'm talking with her, another lco pulls up and she gets embarrased. Doesn't bother me. 30 seconds later I hear this yelling "WILL YOU MOVE YOUR TRUCK!!" I turned around and the wife says I think he's talking to you. I said me? YEAH!! He yells out again "HE'S GOT A MILLION PLACES TO PARK AND HE PARKS IN FRONT OF MY GARAGE" I get into my truck now it's GOD!@#$%!! I park it someplace else now. gets out of his car again and his wife tells him to be polite ya da ya da. He yells again HE'S GOT A MILLION PLACES TO PARK AND HE PARKS THERE" I was about to leave but I kept cool. His wife comes over and is VERY apologetic. Then starts complimenting me about my eyes which was a first for me in my life. probably trying to apologize again. I've already decided I'm not working for them. The other lco is gone by now.
    Should I send a HIGH estimate or just forget them?
     
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Forget them..if the man is talking like your not even there and you are there this is a sign that he will not respect you at all.Shine this job on unless you like to be treated like a slave.
     
  3. They never get better...only worse.
    Run for cover.

    Dave
     
  4. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    go the other way in high gear and never look back.
     
  5. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Are you saying that the husband is a LCO and the wife is hiring you?? Or are you saying you were parked in front of the neighbors garage??
     
  6. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 479

    where are you in ct ? i would like to avoid these folks too. lol
     
  7. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    if she liked the eyes should of told her about your mower.
     
  8. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    make believe they never even existed.
     
  9. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    I'm lost. Whats going on.
     
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    My first question is always to do with where I am parked.
    It's just polite.

    It's in a way sort of like coming in a bad mood to find a vacuum cleaner salesman sitting in your chair.
    But it sure doesn't excuse the rudeness...
     

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