Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kartracer2000, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. kartracer2000

    kartracer2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Not much of a thread, but, this lady emails me and wants me to submit a bid online to her for mowing. In the email it says that she wants it mowed a certain day and that if i cant that day because of the weather then she expects a call and that i will have to call her to set up an appointment to reschedule. I think, ok, i tell her i just have to come over and look at her lawn for a few minutes so i can accurately bid it and she says ok. I happen to be in the neighborhood so i stop by to look at the lawn. The lady sees me pull up and comes out of her house and she says i'm sorry, but, you dont have an appointment to look at the lawn. You will have to come back some other time. WTF? She works at a college and is one of those people that has a bunch of letters behind her name. I dont know if its even worth it.
  2. CFB

    CFB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    It's not worth it. Move along.
  3. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    You don't know if it's worth it ???

    And you have to ask?? She will surely get estimates with a PITA surcharge added in, if she continues to act that way. BTW: ask her what her lawn need to do to get ready for "the appointment" ??!! :hammerhead:
    I'd be saying "NEXT" !!
  4. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    run, dont walk away as fast as you can. shes trying to run your business already.
  5. kartracer2000

    kartracer2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I still submit a bid, but, it was about twice as high as i normally would have charged so i doubt i will get it. which is fine. as far as the appointment thing goes when i showed up I flat out said to her, "are you serious?" like i said she has a phd and numerous other certifications so we should all bow down to her because she is better than all of us. :laugh::laugh:
  6. hockeypro1411

    hockeypro1411 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    back truck into lawn. floor it.
  7. kartracer2000

    kartracer2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    even if i got it i wont take it. thanks for the reply guys!
  8. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    tell her she will need to make an appointment each time her lawn needs to be mowed. Then go egg her house tonight.
  9. randosh4

    randosh4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    Run Forest Run
  10. kartracer2000

    kartracer2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    lol, you guys make me laugh, thanks

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