If there is a dumba$$ of the week award, I want to submit my name for consideration. It started Tuesday when a small commercial client called , said he had shoulder surgery and want me to cut his personal residence. He normally cut it himself. I wanted to help the man out, him being a client and all, and agreed to do it. I had never seen th place. In addition to seeing numerous post advising against making telephone quotes, common sense should have precluded me from doing so. At any rate, he pushed me for a price ("about how much do you think it'll run" he said). He went on to say that in takes him about two hours to cut on a John Deere rider. I figured my big bad Toro Z could out do a "Deere rider" on a bad day so I quoted roughly two hours work, less a good ole boy discount, you know, him being a client and all, of $100. I said I'll be there Friday morning. He said he'd be out of town but would mark his property line along the road and just cut back to the tree line. Turns out his "Deere rider" is a 39 hp tractor pulling a 72 inch frail mower. Most of his "residence" was a bahia grass field ,with Johnson grass mixed, with a road frontage of about 500 ft and 400 + ft deep. I kept my word and cut the place. Anyone ever seen a jackass driving a z-rider. Want to guess how long it took me.