Sunday I get a call to give out a quote on mowing. Since I was doing a couple of other jobs I tell the lady on the phone that I'll be there at 3:45PM. Since it's 2:10PM, I figure I should be there on time and...I am. But when I show up, the ladies husband comes out. "Hi, I understand you're looking to get your lawn mowed every week?" I say. He says... "Well, not every week, I think it only needs it every two weeks." I look at the grass and theres alot of moss so I concur. He then shows me some higher grass he needs chopped down. Tells me he selling the house and moving across town. In conversation, I find out he's a real estate agent. I size up the lawn and give him my quote sheet. "I'll do the first cut for $40 due to the being a little higher than normal, and every two weeks for $38." I handed him the sheet pointing out the prices. "Let's say you cut it today for $40, and every two weeks for $35." He wasn't asking me...he was telling me. I used to be a car salesman, and this type of customer I usually walked away from. I can't really put into words, but this guy had *&^hole written all over him. "Sir, I don't have any clients on a 14 day basis that I do for less than $38." "Fine," he says "Why don't you do the lawn today for $40, and let me think about the $38 for every two weeks..." It's Sunday, and this guy is fussing over $3! If you really want to break it down...he's fussing about $1.50 a week! "I told him the $40 I was quoting him was based on doing the work today and mowing every other week. If he wanted just todays mowing, it's a flat $60 and hour. My time is my time. And it counts for something. Stay tuned for the other shoe!