So I pulled up to mow a customer today, and as I was unloading the fellow comes out to talk to me. He was telling me about another crew who was in the neighborhood the day before, from a rather large company here in town. One of the guys on the crew was weedwacking, without safety glasses, and had something thrown into his eyes. The customer was telling me the dude was screaming and running around with his hand over one of his eyes, blood pouring outta it. Had to call an ambulance, the whole shebang. My customer wanted to check with me to make sure I was wearing safety equipment. I always wear safety glasses, and hearing protectors. I see crews with guys weed wacking with no eye protection, and it drives me nuts. My glasses at the end of the year have marks all over them from stuff hitting them, instead of my eyes. Same thing with hearing protectors. My equipment is loud, at the end of the day I wouldn't be able to hear without the protection. I don't get it how some people can go without. Yeah, wearing that stuff gets hot sometimes, but I'd rather be hot with eyesight and hearing than hot, deaf and blind. And that's a lesson to the new guys as well. Get safety equipment! And make sure the glasses are shatter resistant.