The whole thing was like a train wreck and I just couldn't stop myself. I got an out of the blue (or green) call Friday for an estimate, referred by a property manager I get some business from. "How much do you charge to cut...? It's a rental, I don't have a mower, etc." I say it depends, "I'll take a look Monday and give you a quote" (Monday because I'm driving out of town when he calls). It's a very nice sub-division, all 1/2 acre lots. His house is right between two I already cut. .5 miles apart, 5 miles from my house. The garage is full of boxes, there's little evidence of habitation in the lawn. No privacy fence. Yeah! I ASSUME he's a new renter and the yard died while it was vacant. The centipede is not competing well with the 2-3 foot tall weeds out back. Lots of evidence of why lawns need irrigation early in a drought rather than pouring on the water after the grass is dying and the weeds aren't. Then I become an idiot. I get his voicemail and quote him my normal price for his yard, $45. No call back, I call him again Tuesday because I'm cutting the other two lots today and he's right between them and I want this lawn. (See I'm ********). We talk "I'm working in your area tomorrow and can start taking care or your lawn" I already gave him a price. He's lived there since December and the lease expires in Aug. Weekly doesn't fly so I offer bi-weekly through then and he wants "A La Carte". Huh? He says "He'll call when he wants it cut". He asks how he pays and I say "well if no one is home do you have a door mat?" Nope no door mat. He'll think of something and call me back. No call back, I can see disaster all over this. I read about this same stupid thing on this site last night but I can't help it. I drive by today after doing my lots along this street. Truck in the drive, so I ring the bell, nothing. My card is still stuck in the jam from when I did the quote on Monday. I'm almost stupid enough to mow with no dough but not quite so off I go. When I get home tonight there's a message from this dude. He couldn't remember if I was going to cut today or tomorrow. You'd think I'd learn but I guess not. What do you think? Call him back just to continue the fun?