First out...Helper is 1 hour late....not good. So I start with equip maint. (done everything but check the gas level because I THOUGHT only lite use since last fill) Second....Get to a job and start mulching...run out of gas in the TTHP (lite day...thought I had enough.) Third....I didn't put the gas can on the truck so I put mix in TT to get on trailer....go to the closest store only a mile or so away. Get out my checkbook...NO CHECKS..jump in go to the next closest station of the gas credit card that I use for business 5 miles away. Fill up and back to the job site where my helper is on the Z mowing. Fourth...Start unloading my TTHP and notice my edger missing...yep..either stolen at lunch or fell off top rack..gone...Stihl FC 85. Fifth...Get home ready to watch the ballgame. A customer calls. This customer is 89 years old. I've been doing his leaf clean up for 4 years straight. Been charging him $250.00 for the job since year one. Customer says " mr osonso, I tought you said you charged me the same this year as last year". I say "thats right mr. customer it was the same $250.00." Customer says " you only charged me $200.00 last year. I say "I'm sorry mr. customer, I'll return your $50.00 tomorrow. Mr. Customer says "I would have never paid $250.00 to get those leaves up, I'd lettem lay before I paid that. Now, I make a copy of all checks recieved. I go back and sure as the world turns, I charge him $250.00 last year. I have the check. Now tomorrow I am going to his house (about 25 miles away) and give him a crisp $50.00 bill and a copy of last years check as well as this years check and say this " I 'm sorry that you thought I would be dishonest to you. Its not worth $50.00 to me for you to think that I have taken advantage of you. Here is your 50 and also a copy of the check you gave me last year for this very same service. I'm sorry mr. customer that you will have to find another person for you leaf clean up from this point on. Have a great day, and tell the mrs. I said hi. take care. That what I call a slightly bad day.... later.