What are people thinking?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dkeisala, May 4, 2006.

  1. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    It's 11:30am here. Just get a call from a woman asking if we have any time TODAY to come over and do some hand weeding and pruning. I almost laughed. Then, I tell her we don't do hand weeding. She's astonished by this. "What do you mean you don't do hand weeding" is her reply. Maybe I should have just told her "sure, we'll drop everything and be right over, that'll be $75 per man hour."
  2. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    Especially if its "will you hand weed my gravel?"

    It indicates an extreme liberal who expects low prices and is also an indicator or borderline dimentia or schizophrenia.
  3. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Preach On, Brother !!!!!!!!!:usflag:
  4. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    :hammerhead: Some people :rolleyes:
  5. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    Some people just dont get what "commercial mowing business" means.
    They think we're like little Johnny the neighborhood kid pushing his mower around the block to mow for his $5...
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    at $175 a man hour I might consider it.

    Otherwise, ... well you know the otherwise.
  7. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i wouldn't ever do hand weeding of any gravel or flower bed except my own.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yeah it can be frustrating ... I find the best answer for questions like that is 'no ma'am we can not do that' and say it in much the same tone of voice as the answer you get when you walk in to a store and ask for something they don't have.
    It used to drive me crazy but as time wears on, the answers come easier.

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