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weirdest customer ever

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by markahurley, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. markahurley

    markahurley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    I got the call just the other day. She's an older widow I mow for about once a month. She usually seems a little quirky, but today beat all. I show up, and the yard looks pretty rough. It's a mainly bermuda mix, but has some weeds sporadically growing about knee high.

    She starts off by asking what height I would recommend it be mowed at, and I told her since it was mainly a warm weather grass, it would be best to take it at 3", maybe a little less. She says that she has "other things to consider" and then asks me how high I can mow it. I told her I could do it a bit higher than 4", and she says that would have to work.

    Then she asks me about trimming the weeds out of the beds. I told her I would use my weedeater for that, and she said, "oh, now you can trim with that at any height, right?" I said sure, and then she said to trim just the tops of the weeds right at 6". Then she walks me around back, and shows me more areas of all weeds to trim--some at 5", some at 8"--then she tells me the goal is not to cut things short, but to get everything level. After walking me around, she asks me if I will be able to remember everything. :)

    So I did my best to top off the weeds at just the right height, and she seemed happy. After she paid me, she said next time we could start taking things shorter. Unbelievable. :) Who knows what things she is considering. :) But she paid so that's what counts. The customer is always right! :)
  2. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    That's funny. You never know what some old folks are thinkin! lol:rolleyes:
  3. RollTide11

    RollTide11 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    I thought I had crazy customers:dizzy:
  4. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from CT
    Messages: 507

    That sounds like some of my nut cases. "If there brain was a deck of cards, they'd be missing the whole deck".
  5. 18lmslcsr

    18lmslcsr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    The fact is she paid...done deal..

  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    She obviously looked at the name of your company and figured that if you are a Precision Lawn Care Company then things can be cut "precisely".

    Did her breath smell like Chianti?
  7. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    Oh man, you're in for it now.......
    You must be the kind of person who likes abuse.
  8. FDuce

    FDuce LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    she was probably sitting around with her bridge club saying, "lets screw with the lawn guy's head and make him cut everything at different heights".:laugh:
  9. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    Wow thats wierd:dizzy:

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