Short story

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mr. Magpie, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Mr. Magpie

    Mr. Magpie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    What are your thoughts on this occurrence in my business?

    Scored a new account in my best area in town. Lawn maint, some clean up/hedges, landscape opportunities, minor roof repair on the side all from this dude. Was real happy and anticipating our first visit.

    Well, Aside from the details which make this story very unique, I was fired before I did any work because a rapist moved into a house a couple blocks away from this guys house and me being in his backyard scarred his daughter and the babysitter, who called the police and mom and dad. He said I should have knocked on the door and introduced myself upon arrival before working. I was wondering why, if his family was so on edge, he didn't warn his family that he changed services and ordered some backyard clean-up....... go figure, you can't win them all. I guess I had legal right to be on his property, but didn't have the social right to be there. He has a point, but damn, that's a first for me.
  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    He's an idiot

    Ssoo the baby sitter would have open the door to a "complete stranger"

    Be sure to send Einstein a bill fore your time while you were there
  3. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    You would think they would feel more safe with you doing work there to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. After all YOUR NOT THE RAPIST THE NEIGHBOR IS! The whole situation makes zero sense
  4. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Real short story.
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Because all rapists show up in broad daylight with a rake and hedge trimmers... lol

    Sucks you got fired though. I never go to the door and announce that I'm there unless it is a situation where i need to ask them something. most of the time i never know if anyone is home or not...
  6. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Good point on the subject.
  7. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    Maybe you are too white trash for them.
  8. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    Well, what is the [hole] story?
  9. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    Bill Them.......................
  10. ICE

    ICE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 148

    That just sucks! Oh well!

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