Still can't believe this happened! Was mowing on Tuesday. Busy day. Notice that when I pull up to the property, that a local Landscaper was mulching a property 2 doors down. Larger type company, 4-5 trucks, couple of crews, known more for landscaping than mowing. Anyways...... Get there, edge sidewalks with the stick edger. Go back to trailer, get string trimmer and wanted to hit a few areas that the ZTR cant reach and zip around house and edge asphalt driveway. I trimmed real good last week so it only needed a touchup. Get halfway around house (counter clockwise as I always do it) round the corner, and there is this guy standing there. Scared me! Stop trimmer, remove Peltors. He introduces himself to me as the owner of this Landscaping Co. I shake his hand (firm as always -thanks to SCAG pistol grips-) and say "Hi". He proceeds to tell me that he couldn't take it anymore and just HAD to come over here and give me a few tips.....He says...."Your doing this all wrong" "I've been doing this for 16 years and 'had' 135 accounts, 3 crews, so I know what I'm doing" I simply nod my head. He says...."You need to mow first, then string trim" and that I'm "wasting a lot of extra time" and that I'm " trimming in the wrong direction and by going 'his way' I wouldn't get any grass in the flower beds" Which I DON'T do anyway. He says "If you do it MY way you'll save yourself up to 45 minutes a day" and I'll "have more time to spend with my wife and kids". I continue to absorb this and nod once again. He says " Your OVER-TRIMMING by doing it first, that you don't know where you cant mow until your done mowing." Plus "when you trim first.....GET THIS.... You mat down the grass with your feet before it can get cut" I waited till I thought he was done, and just said, thanks for your ideas and reached out to shake his hand. He closed with " I always like to help out new guys that are 'doing it wrong' so that they can improve themselves" YEP...Thats right, according to him, I'm a new guy now! That means I've been doing it wrong for 23 years, so I better listen to this veteran with 16 years under his belt! After he left to go back to his Mexicans, I pinched myself to make sure this wasn't a dream! I mean....NEVER in 100 years would I have the ballz to go up to another LCO and tell them that they're "Doing it all wrong". Unless they're mowing with their blades on upside down or leaking gas out of their mower, etc. Am I just too humble of myself to have NOT commented back to this nutcase? I thought of 100 things I could have said to this guy, but I think I'll let it go. As you can see, this really got my Irish up! Anyone ever been approached like this?