Yesterday one my regulars walked out as I was finishing mowing and said "I have another job for you if you would like to do it". I was running low on time but I like to keep my current customers happy so I did it. She wanted me clean about 250 pounds worth of pines needles from a tree that died. It took 35 minutes and I was haulingass. She comes out says thank you and hands a check for the mowing and a 7UP for the pine needle job. At what point did I agree to do a job like that in trade for a 7UP? I cost me $11 in dump fees alone to get rid of it. Then today when finished another customers she came out and asked if I could hedge trim about 175 feet of hedges she has. I said I could and she said she would pay me my regular mow rate to do it. I told that would totally unacceptable because it will take twice as long and I have to haul 3 times the waste. She says I need to do it for that price or she will start looking for a new lawn guy. I think the summer heat is making these people ******* nuts.