Got harrassed today by neighbor of lawn I applied to.....

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LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Rochester, MN
After 10+ years in the biz, this was the worst thing I have encountered out in the field. Got done applying 4Score and Fert to my customers lawn, just a beautiful day, 5-10 mph wind (ideal), no rain, grass green....ya know, go time. Neighbor guy approaches me as I am just loading my machine back up. Says what is that you are putting on that lawn. I tell him the herb name. He says "its burning the hell out of my eyes" and "you need a permit to apply stuff like that". I proceed to advise him of my state licensing and applying by the label instructions, and that the wind, at the time, was well within spec. He says "lets see your insurance". I ignored that...not showing him any insurance when I did nothing wrong at all. He takes pics of my spray trailer. Then says the wind speed is XXX according to his phone (which was STILL within spec of the herbicide), and I advise I have a wind speed tool in my truck. He says "bring it here, lets see it". At that point, I just want to get the heck out of there, so got in my truck and drove off.

The guy was harrassing me and was super belittling of anything I said. It was bad. I felt staying there and feeding him facts was falling on deaf ears so I left quickly.
Soured a good day of work......
 

JMK26

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Missouri
Ya know, with every 6 step app program I sell, I give them a free annoying neighbor application. They get the free application, the neighbor gets 10 seconds before I apply it.
 

TPendagast

LawnSite Fanatic
After 10+ years in the biz, this was the worst thing I have encountered out in the field. Got done applying 4Score and Fert to my customers lawn, just a beautiful day, 5-10 mph wind (ideal), no rain, grass green....ya know, go time. Neighbor guy approaches me as I am just loading my machine back up. Says what is that you are putting on that lawn. I tell him the herb name. He says "its burning the hell out of my eyes" and "you need a permit to apply stuff like that". I proceed to advise him of my state licensing and applying by the label instructions, and that the wind, at the time, was well within spec. He says "lets see your insurance". I ignored that...not showing him any insurance when I did nothing wrong at all. He takes pics of my spray trailer. Then says the wind speed is XXX according to his phone (which was STILL within spec of the herbicide), and I advise I have a wind speed tool in my truck. He says "bring it here, lets see it". At that point, I just want to get the heck out of there, so got in my truck and drove off.

The guy was harrassing me and was super belittling of anything I said. It was bad. I felt staying there and feeding him facts was falling on deaf ears so I left quickly.
Soured a good day of work......
He’s not an inspector
You don’t have to comply with anything he says
If it was bad enough you could hand just called the cops
You’ve got questions buddy? There’s the posted sign
Problems with your eyes go see a doctor
Want to know more? Call the state dec
 

walkinonwater27

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
ct
God is great, beer is good and people are crazy. I have one neighbor I deal with every time I show up to the customers house. The lawn is only 8k so i spray the weeds with a handcan, sometimes I use less than a ounce of pesticide. She always comes over, what are you spraying ! It stinks, I have a well on my property now I have to buy bottles water and can’t drink my well water! Same schpeal every time. She doesn’t harass me but says that every time I go there.
 

CHARLES CUE

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
BURTON WV
I do a car lot and theres a organic farm across the street she will come over yelling at me. the funny part is you will see new black plastic down but never any plants. Well at least you can do yours its so dry here we are shut down with 89 yards to do on rd 3
 

CHARLES CUE

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
BURTON WV
I do a car lot and theres a organic farm across the street she will come over yelling at me. the funny part is you will see new black plastic down but never any plants. Well at least you can do yours its so dry here we are shut down with 89 yards to do on rd 3
Come to think of it the police were there when i left the last time,I wonder if she called them on me
 

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