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Lady Called Me, Well Ive Been Mowing It 4 Two Years, OK...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DSLND, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,205

    Went To take an estimate today for this ladys neighbor that i took a bush trimming estimate for and she said some YOHOO was mowing it so i called the lady earlier in the day and i said i would take the estimate around 4:00 get there and some guy with a JD lawn tractor behind a 150 with a little 5x8 trailer and said hes been mowing it for 2 years so im standing there with my measuring wheel and im like she called me and then hes like whatever and i didnt want any trouble so i went put the wheel back on the trailer and me n my dad left and i got home and called and left the lady a message saying i didnt take the estimate and didnt want to cause any trouble and said i would do it tomorrow or saturday. What would you Do in this scenario? Ever Happened? I told the lady if i were to mow then she should call the guy and tell him . But i want no trouble with the guy? What Do You Think I should OF DOne? -Mitch-
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    I would have done the estimate anyways. That's what she wanted you to do!!:dizzy:
  3. touhey33

    touhey33 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 778

    ever heard of punctuation.
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385

    Have you ever heard of correct grammar and proper punctuation?
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,385

    I would have done the same as you.
  6. OMG

    OMG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I would have just eyeballed it, called and left the estimate.
  7. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Don't be so hard on the Kid!!!! I understood what he was asking.
  8. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    Depends on who it was mowing, if it was the guy on the tractor, YES i would have done the estimate. If i was one of my main competitors that is 40% larger than me, i would come back later, just to avoid any problems
  9. OutdoorExtras

    OutdoorExtras LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Were you measuring for mowing? If so why?

    Next time come back 20 minutes later when the guy is finished. IMO it's pretty cold to approach the current provider and tell them that you're there to bid for their work. It also gives them a heads up to try and work things out with the homeowner.
  10. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    She is not happy with who she has do the est.

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