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CHEESE2009 07-18-2012 06:55 PM

Creepy
 
There is this guy I've mentioned before, a neighbor of a few of my clients.

Anyway, apparently he goes through lawn companies every few months. He's never satisfied, bla bla.

He stopped me once while working, and I told him we were booked, and that if we had any openings I would come to him. :rolleyes:

1. His lawn his crap, and my current clients lawns on this street aren't that great either.

2. I don't want his lawn, it's stupid. STUPID.

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Anyway, so he is apparently annoying my clients, by constantly asking them what I charge them. My clients refuse to give away my prices. He keeps nagging them apparently, like more often lately.

So anyway, the guy calls me the other day, and this is basically the conversation:

Guy: I want a quote for your lawn service, but I don't need it yet, I have a guy doing it already, and there is no grass to cut. Can you give me a request for my hedges?

Me: When I have the time, I will have someone come by for you.

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During the same day, he called back three times, with nothing new to say.

After that, I started ignoring his calls - yet he continued to call 3 times per day for the past couple of days.

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TODAY he called me 4 times in the morning, and 3 times in the afternoon WITHOUT leaving a message. Anyway, I went to cut my clients lawns on his street, he didn't come outside (but he was home).

I did my work and left. Suddenly he calls me 4 MORE times in the evening, and he finally left a message. "Can you give me a quote for the grass and hedges".

I decide that he's starting to really aggravate me, so I'm actually going to ignore him on purpose now - but guess what happens! ...

He gets one of my clients to call me to get my attention... I'm not stupid enough to answer the phone, and my client only let it ring twice, so I'm sure she didn't want to bother me. My clients hate this man.

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ANYWAY, thought I'd share. I find this kind of amusing, lets see how frustrated I can make this guy before I send him a contract for $1000/month.

Imagine if I took this guy though, like gave him a chance? He'd be calling me every day, it's scary!

I was very close to giving him an estimate today, but I was too annoyed. I think I will give him one later (when the world is asleep)...

He's one of those guys who will call you 1000 times in the same minute, without leaving a message. By the time he did leave a message, it was too late for me to give a crap.


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HE'S CALLING AGAIN, RIGHT NOW!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!

wat5150 07-18-2012 07:07 PM

Tell him to go fck himself.:mad: Maybe he has a man crush on you. He could have seen some of your videos. Hes probably knocking at your door right now with a bottle of wine and a tube of KY.:D

CHEESE2009 07-18-2012 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wat5150 (Post 112093)
Hes probably knocking at your door right now with a bottle of wine and a tube of KY.:D

Perfect timing, I ordered Chinese food!


He called twice again...


Anyone have any CREATIVE suggestions? Giving him what he wants... he doesn't deserve it. lol

wat5150 07-18-2012 07:36 PM

Just tell him you cant because of professional curtesy(whatever that is). Just say I cant do it. No need to call me anymore. Or punch him in the throat.

SECTLANDSCAPING 07-18-2012 08:10 PM

Just give him a price that he will never accept. If its a $30 lawn tell him $90 plus $3.99 for every call.

Godslapper 07-18-2012 08:31 PM

Dude, just tell em it's $100 bucks a week and that's a deal compared to what you charge the other people.

willshome 07-18-2012 08:48 PM

just tell him you charge $95 for a quote

WorkForMySelf 07-18-2012 08:50 PM

Start calling him multiple times a day and just stay silent when he answers.

jonathan thomas 07-18-2012 09:19 PM

laughing my butt off this is to funny

bruces 07-18-2012 09:49 PM

have you tried the good old two letter word ....NO ? you might need to include a kick in the junk if it doesnt sink in the first time .


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