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This was just funny to me.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Olylawnboy, May 29, 2006.

  1. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
    Messages: 311

    I saw that a new outfit was doing a place next to me and I went over to say hey and such. Turns out none of them spoke English. I smiled, shook hands with the crew leader, and went back to my job. Then I saw their truck....in big letters no less...."AMERICAN LANDSCAPE"! I tell ya, I started laughing so hard some people coming out of the door (I was at a ToysRus) looked around to try and see what was so funny:)
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    How in the hell do they talk to there customers if they can't even speak English:confused:
  3. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
    Messages: 311

    It's a commercial area, strip malls and such. They don't have to talk to anyone, just smile, do the work and go on to the next job. But again, "AMERICAN LANDSCAPE". That's what I found so funny!:)
  4. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    At least they werent called ALL AMERICAN
  5. fulano

    fulano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Mexicans, Brazilians, and Canadians are Americans too.
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Thats a good one!
  7. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Good point!
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Because the (American) guy that owns the outfit was sitting at home in air conditioning.

    VWBOBD LawnSite Member
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  10. Olylawnboy

    Olylawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oly Wa
    Messages: 311

    Ya know, that's what I thought too, but I didn't want to start a fracus. But really, what are the chances that these folks are American? I don't know what it's like where you are but come on, they can't (or even try) to speak English?
    Would you migrate to (for example) Germany if you couldn't speak German? I think not.
    In the long run here, my point is, these people are not! Americans. Period, end of sentence
    Yet to the system, they're a good source of cheap labor.

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