Too good to wave.....

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by bassin, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Curcioslawn

    Curcioslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Today I was trying to pull out onto a main road nobody let's me then one of the bigger companies around slows up an flashes his lights to let me. Good to see people are still friendly
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  2. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    I've never had a problem around here. Everyone is friendly to each other, waves, and sometimes we have friendly conversations. As said before the lowballers is what is killing the rest of us
  3. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    I get the stink eye from 90% of other guys in my parts. I wave anyway. They act like any other lco is stealing from them or something. I just don't get it. The lco wave should be like the Jeep or motorcycle wave and if you've owned either then you know what I'm talking about. :usflag:
  4. 3rdDayBrad

    3rdDayBrad LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 132

    I'm like alot of you.... I wave, or tip my head, when passing another lco. I too am surprised at how many give you the 'stink eye'. Relax people, its just another guy trying to make a living.

    Wave no matter what.... make them wonder why you're so happy/friendly.

    :waving: :waving: :waving: :waving:
  5. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Right! As if it wasnt for you, he'd have 2x as many lawns. Over saturation is a big issue in our industry. Has it ALWAYs been this way?
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  6. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    Most people around here wave. One young kid that rolls around in a f250 stroker that loves to stomp on it and do the ricer fly by anytime i see him i just laugh and let him go. The thing that cracks me up is when workers for the big companies around here they love to flip the bird. I don't understand that you don't own the company your paid hourly what business do you have flipping me off? Oh well that company gives me a lot of business, always see them at gas stations yet to meet one that speaks english
  7. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Good topic Bassin, I try to wave to all, but sometimes I'm so pressed to make my schedule that I'm distracted attempting to hydrate, make calls, or snack on something. BTY, back in the 70's Ft Jennings bars were on our roadtrip list, great people and great fun. My "farmer" grandpa always said that if there was a garden of Eden, that it had to be in that part of Ohio. He always said "the worst crop here is the best crop the rest of the country will ever see".
  8. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,878

    I've noticed every industry sh!thead (blank truck, beat up, etc) that has a plow on their truck stares at me when I have my plow on during a snow storm, I guess my graphics stick out a little bit, that's a good thing!
  9. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 711

    when I use to push mow, there was this guy riding his Cub Cadet TANK, I wave my hand but the guy felt like he was the big ****. I was about to turn my hand and fold 4 fingers back!
  10. fastlane

    fastlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Today I was sitting on the sulkey backing up the Turf Tracer (could not wave back) I got two waves then I got the evil eye for not waving back.

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