Got started on a cleanup the other day. I'm blowing leaves off the driveway when the next door neighbor drives by and flags me down. My first thought is great, maybe another potential job. Well read on!! I'm Mr. Blower, the neighbor is Mr Rake. Mr Rake: Hey, I've been outside painting my house and have had to listen to that blower all day ( it's 2:30 ) Mr Blower: That's funny, I've only been here 1 hour. Mr Rake: But you have been doing other jobs in the neighborhood. Mr Blower: Nope, you must have me confused with someone else. Mr Rake: That blower is very loud. Mr Blower: Sir, If we lived in a town that had noise ordinances, you might have a valid point, but this town doesn't. Mr Rake: Well, I use a rake on my yard. Mr Blower: I'd be more than willing to use a rake if you pay me the extra time it would take to do this job. Mr Rake: How much longer would it take?? Mr Blower: Oh, about 5 hrs @ $50/hr. Mr Rake drove off!!! The nerve of some people. I was thinking of showing up at 7am the next morning and cranking up the blower, but I know the people I'm working for are night owls and sleep till 10 am.