Something happened to me today that I never would have guessed ... actually, when I think back on it it is really unbelieveble. There really are all kinds of scumbags in this world. 3 weeks ago I got a call from a man that asked me to come over and give an estimate, so I went to his house and he took me to the backyard and asked what I would charge to mow only the back yard, about 1/2 acre. I looked at it and asked if that's all he wants done and he said yes (i.e.-no trimming, etc). So I said I would do it for $ 30. Then he said he wants it done about every 2 weeks, or, longer if we have a drought and it doesn't need it. So I mow it that day and he pays me. I got a call today asking me to come over and mow again which I did. When I finished I went to the door and asked if he would like to set up a regular schedule to have it mowed , and he said let's keep it that he'll call me. As I was turning to leave I said that I would bill him and he asked for what ? I said "for today". He said, "what will the bill be?", and I said $ 30. He proceeded to say that his understanding was that it would $ 30 per month, not per cut. In other words, he expected it to be $ 15 per cut. I immediately said "No", and he indicated there was a "misunderstanding". At this point I said that we would "call it even" because of the "misunderstanding", however, from now on it would be $ 30 per cut and for him to "call me" when he wants it cut again. Needelss to say, I don't expect him to call again, but if he does my schedule has gotten "very busy" and he'll need to call another LCO. In hindsight I know he planned it, however, I couldn't have done anything because his son is a deputy sheriff with the car sitting out front. Oh well, I'll just chalk it up to another scumbag in the world ... there certainly are plenty and I seem to get more than my fair share to deal with.