It has been very dry here of late and I am sure more than a few competitors are by now done, and right about now I've also been bugged by the sheer quantity of loser customers (for lack of better words). The yards are crap, the money is tight so I bid it, they almost always say yes, then I do the work and never get paid. Sometimes they're there when I do the work yet they ask I leave a bill, right then I am thinking 'great here we go again.' You know, it doesn't surprise me that a lot of people out there don't think twice about simply not paying the lawn guy. What does bother me is these people evidently call one after the other to play that game, they get free grass cuts year round by simply never paying, soon as one loses interest they call the next. What also bothers me is the apparant lack of FEAR of retribution, these folks have absolute confidence that no Lco will ever do anything about it, that is other than threatening words and letters perhaps, they figure so long they can stand up in a halloween fun house then this is not much worse. And try as I might there will always be 90% of businesses that fail within the first 5 years, so out of 200 Lco's in my town there are always 180 fly-by-nighters, and there is a long and never-ending list of these folk who never have a worry in the world to satisfy each other's needs, so to speak. It's just sick, this world, sick.