my big mouth

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by whtrash73, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. whtrash73

    whtrash73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    man did i screw up! my best account may be down the drain.after cutting the hudge yard the owner asked me to chat with him.i told him sure would be nice to get home and have a cold beer.come to find out he and his wife are recovering alcoholics.he called said the yard did not need a cut this week.moral of the story WATCH WHAT YOU SAY TO THE CUSTOMER!!!:nono:
  2. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,064

    Everyone drinks beer (almost, I don't but) and there's nothing wrong with it either.

    I got a friend in AA for like 12 years and I'm here to say AA is a brain washing cult for losers.
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    Honestly its not against the law for you to have a beer and you really didn't do anything wrong. It also doesn't mean he doesn't want you to cut it, it may simply not need cutting.


    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    If they fire you over that they were not worth having anyway, It would have happened soon. They are way to unstable to be able to work with.
  5. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Or it could be that you insulted him by wanting to go home instead of shoot the breeze with him. Although I very seldom drink anymore, once or twice a yr on a holiday, I still enjoy saying on a very hot day. Man a cold beer would really taste good. But never say these things around people you dont know. That would be like going on an interview and saying boy some crack would really be nice right now. With that being said, you are both adults and just because he doesnt drink doesnt mean that he doesnt want you there because of that. Maybe they cant afford the service and this was just away for them to excuse themselves from the obligation. Sorry to hear your stressin over it. Good Luck!!!
  6. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    No not "almost everyone drinks beer" but a lot of people do. I dont see anything wrong with it either but a customer might feel differently. I always watch what i say even if it really is no big deal.
  7. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    I agree. Its your choice an dif they have a problem with it they shouldn't be on your route anyway.
  8. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    Let us know if you lost the account and maybe you can talk to the customer. That is no reason to lose an account, but learn from your day to day experiences, this will only make you a better lco.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    :laugh: :laugh: I will have to try that line with the next PITA.
  10. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Throw in some twitching or whatever for visual effects and wahlah no more PITA.

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