Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum

» Welcome to the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum
Thread: So annoying lol
View Single Post
  #1  
Old 06-07-2012, 02:47 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default So annoying lol

This is from Monday... I was interrupted SO many times!

Part 1

I go to cut a lawn, and the guy (client 1) comes out saying how he could get me to fix his neighbors lawn mower. So I had a look to be nice, said it could use a new air filter and a new spark plug. My client then said, "You should bring it to the shop you use, just put it in your trailer".

I said, "No. I want space in my truck and trailer today".

The client insisted on leaving the lawn mower outside, saying I should come back later to pick it up once I'm done for the day.

Part 2

The same client stops me again halfway through the job and says, "can you cut my lawn just a bit shorter?"

So I did just that, and I hit a water main.

Part 3

I go on to another client (old lady, client 2, same street) and both of these clients come out to chit chat with each other, and they are standing in my GOD DAMN WAY.

Me: Move over please, you're going to get dust and grass all over yourselves standing there.

Client: You can cut the sod now, and cut this part shorter too!

Me: They (the city) just put this sod down last week, it's not ready.

Client: No no, it'll be ok.

Me: Can you guys move?

My clients move a few feet, still in my way. I wave for them to GO AWAY, they were seriously 4-5 feet away from me, and my tractors chute.

They decide to only take a step back... So I think to myself, "screw this" and I just start mowing. A big cloud of grass covered them, and they backed off out of my way. I even scalped the sod very nicely.

Part 4

The old lady (client 2) comes out and stops me, and says, "You can raise your mower up actually".

Me: Told you.

Part 5

As I'm mowing, the client stops me. I shut down the tractor for the 1000th time, and she says, "I'm just going out for an hour". Like I really needed to know that?

Part 6

I'm on to my third client. The same guy (client 1) stops me and says, "do you want something to drink?" - I say "no".

Part 7

I'm stopped again minutes later, and the same guy (client 1) stops me and says, "here you go, here is some water". So I have to stop everything and find a place to put the bottles of water.

Part 8

I'm on my fourth property. The same guy (client 1), "Are you sure you can't take the mower now?".

At this point, I wanted to pick him up and throw him into the back of my truck and drive off a bridge.

I say, "When I have the time, not now".

-


Basically, why the hell would I help out one of my clients neighbors to go front the bill to have his mower repaired, when the neighbor isn't even a client?

This main client of mine is such a p.i.t.a. He speaks on behalf of all my clients on the street and I have no idea why they let him. He is a real estate agent who thinks he calls the shots because he can get his neighbors 'deals', yet I would have offered his neighbors the same price without him. He's got a real big head.

-

Part 9

I receive a phone call, "You forgot the lawn mower".

Then an email, "Memory jog, the lawn mower".

-

For the love of god, this man needs to get a life.

Last edited by CHEESE2009; 06-07-2012 at 02:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
 
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 88
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
07-21-2016 04:55 PM
by Steve
21 5,884
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-20-2016 09:09 PM
by Chilehead
8 149
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-19-2016 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 606
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 98
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 48
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 80
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 109
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 211
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 742
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
by Lawnline
0 381
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 257
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 270
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 201
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,741
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,284
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,518
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 242
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,240
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 356
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 858
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,690
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,908
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 677
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-28-2016 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 259
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-28-2016 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 440,164
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
06-28-2016 08:36 AM
by Steve
13 501
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,324
Read more about these lawn care business marketing categories.
General Business:
GopherHaul, Podcast
How to Estimate - Services To Offer:
Aeration, Apartment / Condo, bed edging, Color Change Plantings, Dethatching, Edging, Fall Leaf Cleanups, Foreclosed Homes, Gutter Cleaning, Hardscaping, Hedge Trimming, Home Safety Inspection, Irrigation, Landscape Project, Lawn Mower Repair, Mowing, Mulch Jobs, Outdoor decoration, Parking Lot Cleanups, Pet Waste Removal, Pressure Washing, Property Management, Snow plowing, Stump Grinding, Tree Removal
How to Estimate Jobs:
Lawn Care Business:
Barter, Bikini Lawn Care, Business Failure, Business loan, Business Plan, Debt, Debt Collection, Estimate or Proposal Form, Franchise, Fuel surcharge, How to sell, Insurance, Job Tracking, Lawn Care Contract, Lawn Care Customer Survey, Lawn Care Uniform, Lawn Care Videos, Operational Costs, Overhead Costs, Prepay, Pricing, Start up, Tiger Time Lawn Care,
Lawn Care Business Books:
Lawn Care Customers:
Buying customers, Commercial Customers, Customer Retention, How to get, Residential Customers
Lawn Care Employees:
1 Man Lawn Crew, Bonus Pay, training, Your First Employee
lawn care equipment:
bed edger, Lawn Care Truck, Leaf Sweeper, Mower, New Arrival, Trailer, UltraVac
Lawn Care Marketing:
Billboard, Brochure, Business Card, Community Projects To Promote Your Business, Coupons, Cross Promotion / Synergy, Direct Mail, Door hanger, door to door, Free Giveaway Contest, Free Lawn Care Flyer Template, Gift or Discount Cards, home show, Internet, Lawn Care Business Sales Letter, Lawn Care Logo, Lawn Care Marketing, Lawn Care Truck & Trailer Signs, Lawn Care Website, Lawn Signs, Magazine Ad, Magnets, Mailing list, Marketing on Craigslist.com, Newspaper Ads, Parade, Postcards, publicity stunt, Referrals, Review My Lawn Care Marketing Material, t-shirt, Welcoming Kit, Word Of Mouth
Seasonal Promotion Ideas:
4th of July, Armed Forces Day, Christmas, Election Day, Fall, Halloween, Memorial Day, Spring, Summer, Valentine's Day, Veteran's Day, Winter:
Software:
Estimation Software, Landscaper Software, Landscaping Business Software, Landscaping Estimate Software, Landscaping Software, Lawn Care Business Software, Lawn Care Estimating Software, Lawn Care Software, Mowing Software
Uncategorized:
Video:
Website:
Search Engine Optimization
» Lawn Care Business Discussion Categories
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy