The Worst Work Day Ever!!!!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by MCS Lawn Care, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. MCS Lawn Care

    MCS Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    Ok let me just say that what im about to say is the gods honest truth.

    YEsterday started as any morning up at 0700 let the dogs out grap some ceral say good by to the wife and off to mow. Thankfully i was in my neiborhood on my block yesterday. I mow mine and my neibors at the same time so there i am puttin along when BAM i blew the eng. to deck on my Dixie. Ok go in the shop to get one..... none there(crap) got to the trailor none there(double crap). Ok fine grap the wifes car and go litereally 1 min to the local Dixie dealer and get one for 30.00 bucks. Put it on and start mowing no problem. Im on the 4th yard of a very easy schedule day (only 7 to do) when a black man approaches me to mow his lawn, but its gotta be by 1200. I saw no problem 60 bucks for a one time cut. He agrees. I go start cuttin his yard he comes out says looks good can you also plant these 12 bushed i tell ok and charge hime 200 for that. He agrees i plant his bushes then has me weed somethings, this entire time he is watching me work. When i finally get done he walks over with the money in hand and DROPS IT ON THE GROUND YES $260.00 ONT HE FA-QING GROUND. SO isay WHAT THE FA-Q IS YOUR PROBLEM? he says an i quote " I DONT CARE ABOUT THE MONEY I JUST LIKE WATCHING YOU WHITE PEOPLE WORKING FOR ME A BLACK MAN. NOW GO AWAY WHITEY" I coulden belive it i grapped the money and walked away.

    So i then go to my next house and half way through the lawn my deck belt goes. Now im angery i put the new belt on thankfully i had one and finish the lawn. As i start to weed whip i Run out of line.

    Such a crappy day yesterday i Took today off.


    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    lol i would have told that guy i like watching all you blacks kill each other. the funny thing is now that guy probably cant pay his bills this month .
  3. cwlawley

    cwlawley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 470

    That is horrible. Just let it go. Youre working hard to support your family.
  4. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    dont let them bother you, they come in all colors and sizes......what you went through is what alot of good honest black men have gone through for years,

    you cant deal with someone who is too stupid to not know they are a prejudges ass.
  5. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 344

    man i got say thats some funny shi* about the black guy.. if your day was going good i bet you would laughed pretty hard when he said that..If I were you i would call him and see if he has any other work, then try to get him to sign a contract.. then send a black guy over to do the work..

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    "the South Gonna Rise Again"
  7. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,329

    Many people have bad character traits nomatter what color they are. Hope you have a better day man.
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Hey you won you got the 260.00 who care what the guy said..I would laugh all the way to the bank!

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    dude he can stand out in the yard and yell hey honkey u mised a weed as long as he pays cash i dont care what he thinks
  10. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959

    I would have charged him even more for that racial comment. money thrown on ground? I then ask him why at that point and make him pick it up and hand it to me. If he wants racial, I'd up his price! No one deserves this.

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