you know, most of my customers are very nice, never a problem with payemnt, and never wanting to alter the schedule unless the weather alters it. But what about friends, people who aren't your customers but you do a dervice here or there? the reason i bring this up is because, yesterday i get a call from a guy i know, his mower is dead and he's waiting on spindles to be shipped, he would like me to do his lawn. i said no problem tomorrow works fine. It should be known that this guy is the theater manager at our school theater which is busy year round as it is a state-of-the-art facility, this guy has worked with ABC, MTV, and VH1. And whenever he has an event in the theater that he needs help for, he calls me and i find a way to move things around to help out, theese gigs are 95% unpaid, as the town never authorizes him to hire someone. So i help him with this and he helps me out with any problem with any of my electronic items i might have. But today i give him a call making sure he's home before i go mow and he shows up in my driveway as i dial his cell number, he used to be a mechanic and knows quite a bit. he starts looking over all of the components of my astro and spents over an hour going through the details with me, he even gets off the hitch ball that was rusted in place. then I head off with the equipment to mow his lawn, i finish the big stuff with the tractor and go to trim and he says that he can do that. then he asks what i charge for his size lawn. i of course told him not to worry about it because he assisted me with the van. He insisted, this is a situation where it might insult him if i further declined, and he paid me $40. and i felt bad about taking his money after he helped me out so much i'm sure you guys have friends like this, but what would you have done in this senario?