Got a prank phone call.

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Jasburrito, May 16, 2019.

  1. Jasburrito

    Jasburrito LawnSite Member
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    So a nice enough girl calls. Says she needs her yard cut. I get finished for the day and drive over to take a look. Its a double wide with three four foot weeds. The whole place just looks unbelievable. Like in a movie. I drive buy twice getting pissed that some other contractor is messing with me. I research my info. Could not find much. So i call uncle intel. He reports back its all legitimate and it a house flipper. Ha.ha. cheers.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,500

    And how is it a prank if you found out in the end its legit?
     
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  3. KerbDMK

    KerbDMK LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Who is Uncle Intel?
     
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  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i picked up a new customer and it was the same way. a trailer with 3-4ft tall weeds. i mowed it in about 15min and got paid $40 cash.
     
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  5. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Bank called me to cut a yard. I went way across town to see a 4 foot tall 1/2 acre lawn. I was poed. I called the bank and said $500!! I was just bsing because I didn't want the job. Ok when you are done come by and pick up the check. Took me about an hour to make it look real nice:usflag::eek::bday:*newusflag*payup:laugh:
     
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  6. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dude I wanna work for the bank!
     
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    When you add up the missed cuts(by whoever,) then it is not too outrageous
     
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  8. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's true. It seems like the city has really cracked down on having grass kept shorter in empty lots around here. We have a empty lot across from us that the bank owns. Normally by this time they've only had it cut once. This year its been cut 3 or 4 times already!
     
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  9. Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Member
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    What bank? Where do you live?
     
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  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    wow. they would pay you $50 maybe here for something like that. :laugh:
     

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