From a Homeowner Lawn and Garden Forum -- maybe we can learn from the fools! Anyone had a problem with TrueGreen Chemlawn similar to what | > Bradley says? | | Funny you mention TrueGreen Chemlawn. They are truely evil | when they left last week what looked like a $95.00 invoice | for what appeared to be work done. They knew my name too. | How did they know my personal information and why did they | mess around with my lawn? If I catch them mucking in my yard | again, they will get a demonstration of my automatic | sprinkler system. And they insulted the condition of my lawn | and couldn't correctly identify my grass type. Rye is not | fescue. Morons. <RANT> That is no joke. We used them for one season but weren't happy with their work, so we canceled. Actually - their marketing methods were more the reason we canceled. They'd call and go "So, we need to aerate your yard - when can I come out and do that?" "We don't want our yard aerated, thanks." "Ok. Well, it won't do as good if you don't...so when can we do it?" "We don't want our yard aerated." "Alright. So when can we aerate your yard?" "Please take us off your calling list. We won't be needing your services any more. -click-" Two weeks later, we get a TrueGreen Chemlawn sign in our yard, and a bill on the door, for a treatment we never asked for, but specifically said we did not want. My wife has a short temper, and in this case she called them back and let them have it. In spite of this, they STILL keep calling. Luckily, they show on CID. </RANT> | Spammers are bad, but if every business barged onto my personal | property to give me unsolicited estimates...well, I'm not happy. | The practice of marketing these days by companies trying to | compete is becoming very annoying. I wish it would stop. Hmm. I wonder if you could do the "It's coming right for us! -BLAM!-" routine, or if you could claim to be "thinning their numbers". What I dislike most is people that unsolicited come to MY house, knock on MY door, and take MY time to make THEM money, and then give me attitude when I am not interested. Feh.