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Nice Customers and Peers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeffyr, Oct 15, 2000.

  1. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Hey all,

    Just wanted to relay a good story. Recently I had a baby (I thought things were crazy before !). There was a couple of weeks that my maintenance schedule was off (I'm a solo operator), and I got a couple of calls asking when I would by . When I explained the situation, I started receiving gifts for the baby from customers. Over half of my customers gave gifts of clothes, stuffed animals, cards, etc. for the new baby. It was nice to know that sometimes there is a silent appreciation for the hard work that goes into maintaining someones property.
    In addition, one of the other landscapers in the area who knew about the baby asked if I needed help with some of my accounts for a couple of weeks until I got caught up. Now thats a nice guy......and if you are on here reading this Mark, thank you.

  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,492

    Jeffyr, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say "Congratulations." And, if your customers AND a fellow peer are treating you like that, then you PROBABLY brought that on YOURSELF sir! There's an old saying in this world. "What comes around, goes around." The fact that that people look onto you the way they do, probably has something to do with the way you treat people. In which case, will most likely be passed on as a sense of value to your new arrival. Anyway, keep it up, and God bless.:)
  3. Skookum

    Skookum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    I agree with Runner.

    You brought such treatment upon yourself. Good things happen to good people!

    Keep up the good work and congratulations on your future helper.
  4. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Thanks alot for the kind words and congrats guys. This year I have been in especially good spirits since letting go the 3 difficult customers that caused me stress for the last 3 seasons. I guess it is conveyed to the other customers as well when I see them.

  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    Congrats Jeffyr. Maybe we will have a new Lawnsite member in about 18 years. :)
  6. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    Eric I estimate about every 18 seconds.:)
  7. jasonp

    jasonp LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 147

    Congratulations on the baby and the great customers wish we all had some customers of that type,
  8. Toddppm

    Toddppm LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 268

    That's pretty cool , some people are so appreciative of your work it makes up for some of the ones that aren't. One of our full service customers is moving and she gave us about 15 bags of canned foods last week to split up. No it wasn't all Hominy and Beets!LOL
  9. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    That's true....a couple of good people can make up for many bad.


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