• How has the weather been in your neck of the woods?
    We are looking for feedback from our membership to see how/what the weather has been like in your area. Please Click here to take our Winter Weather Survey, we would appreciate it.

wierd start to a new year!!

ffemt1271

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Shreveport, La.
well, i am in my 2nd year of business and i operate solo. i took on a cleanup for a little old lady because her old lawn guy went out of business. removed limbs, leaves etc and cut the grass..she paid on completion and i left it spotless. she calls me up and tells me i missed some leaves. so to be nice i go back over there and come to find that the leaves are ON THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE..
now she's an EX-customer.

Back before the beginning of the season i outbid another LCO
from 30 miles away on a property 3 blocks from my home.
we also submitted bids on 3 midsized apt. complexes (1 across the street from my home) he under bud me by 50% keep in mind that i am solo and he shows up with 5 helpers and it takes him 4 hours to complete what would take me 2 by myself. they were loud, had loud music, and was drinking beer on the z. Anyways i blow the leaves out of my curb and into the street where they get pulverized and go away. this igmo calls the cops (police station on other side of my home) and wants me arrested.

wel i'm thwe deputy fire chief here so i dont have anything to worry about. here comes the guy on the z down the street with a beer to "see whats up" well lets say you can go to jail for DWI on a lazer z. i bet they felt real good when they left.

anyways.....whats wrong with people in this day and age...always in other peoples business....guess they should have known who's they were getting into....sorry just had to vent
 

Eric 1

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Toccoa Ga.
____________________________________________________
wel i'm thwe deputy fire chief here so i dont have anything to worry about. here comes the guy on the z down the street with a beer to "see whats up" well lets say you can go to jail for DWI on a lazer z. i bet they felt real good when they left.
____________________________________________________

So they got:gunsfirin for:drinkup: on a lazer! now thats :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 

lawnman_scott

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
st pete, FL
What do you mean when you say "wel i'm the deputy fire cheif here so i dont have anything to worry about"? Are you saying the crooked cops will not do anything to you that they would to the rest of us? sounds that way..............
 
OP
ffemt1271

ffemt1271

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Shreveport, La.
no. there is no ordinance in our town against leaves in the street

there is for dwi though......being a fireman does have advantages every now and then though.....though i do not expect them i hold myself and my firemen to a higher standard that than everyone else
 

Cleatus

LawnSite Member
Location
Midwest
Originally posted by ffemt1271
we also submitted bids on 3 midsized apt. complexes keep in mind that i am solo and he shows up with 5 helpers and it takes him 4 hours to complete what would take me 2 by myself.
it would only take you 2 hours to do a mid-sized apartment complex all by your self?
 
OP
ffemt1271

ffemt1271

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Shreveport, La.
it is only 4 buildings with 2 apts each
 

Runner

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Flint, Michigan
As far as the ordinance of the drinking while on a Lazer, well, it's probably a law. That's how it is here in Michigan. A tractor, lawn mower, or any other type of vehicle like that is a VEHICLE, and is written as such in the State Vehicle Code. Therefore, if you are even drinking a beer while riding a mower inyour own yard, it's against the law. Now, while this may not be strongly enforced, it still does exist. I can just hear Boomauer telling Hank Hill.

"Man, I'm justa mowin' my lawn, man, and them dang ol' police come and tackle me down dag nab handcuff me goin' clickety clickety click and stuff man and throw me in the back of that dang ol' police car and took my beer and stuff man, and I wudn't even done with the dang ol' lawn, man."
 

tedk

LawnSite Member
Location
memaw, tn
Ahhh...one of those really tiny mid-sized apartment complexes.


Originally posted by ffemt1271
...always in other peoples business....guess they should have known who's they were getting into

come now, don't be modest. tell us how you really feel about yourself.
 
OP
ffemt1271

ffemt1271

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Shreveport, La.
i dunno where he got these guys at, they would work for 10 or 15 minutes, then sit on the tailgate and listen to loud music for 10 or 15 minutes.. good news is after the owners experience with these guys i'll probably get it next year
 


Top