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Old 10-10-2012, 10:55 AM
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Haha I love it, this sh*t makes me feel like I may in fact not be crazy, and you guys have the same miserable existence as myself!! hahahaa
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you try to use your truck keys in your car.
being done with work doesn't mean your done with work.
weekends don't exist.
you have no friends.
your girlfriend doesn't understand why your broke when your always working.


This thread is great! Definitely don't feel crazy now. Love the nicknames one. Me and my guy have a nickname for everyone and definitely have come close to calling some customers by them.

Some popular ones include, "miracle bird" (saw a bird get killed by other birds then watched it come back to life and fly away 30 mins later), "cancer ramp", "ring leader", "cocaine vinny"(pastor that used to have a crazy coke habit back in the day), "bird rape" (customer was attacked by birds and had to get stitches after wearing red on a walk during mating season), "batty kathy" (she was just a customer that was "chatty" but she has started to lose her mind and become a problem so we call her batty kathy now.
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You wonder why the post office takes 2 weeks to deliver a check from a house 10 minutes away (slack customers, who said they sent the check)

Your idea of shopping is going to get a new Stihl weed eater

You eat a certain fast food restaurant every day of the week bc it is on your route

You store customers numbers just to avoid phone calls

You take the whole rig to run to wal mart bc you are too slack to take the trailer off

You have the worse looking yard on the block

people don't recognize you outside of work bc you're actually clean

you avoid neighbors bc they want favors

you wear stihl glasses wherever you go

everything in your trailer is worth more than your truck

never been to the gym and still in great shape
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You store customers numbers just to avoid phone calls

lmao, very true. I hate when they call me from numbers I don't recognize!

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when you feel like u dont want to do it no more but as soon as you start, your u get pump back again to your goals.
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When you forgot the customers name when you were drunk the previous night and took the call without writing down all the information. Just remembering the house address and street name in your head. Then you call back the next day and get voice mail that says "Hi you have reached __________." and now you have the name of that person for your records.

When you have beers on a Monday with the customer and your two other team members.

When you drive the customers car to get those beers.

When you break your Galaxy SIII because you were jumping to touch up that last spot on the tree and your phone falls out of your back pocket. 4 days after purchase.

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The side of the clients house, behind the fence, is your secret toilet.
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The side of the clients house, behind the fence, is your secret toilet.
LMAO!!! or you're taking a squat in the woods hoping no one sees you go in and come back out!!
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When your helper wants to go home at 4 because you said that's the time we'll leave, then the time comes and you state that you didn't specify whether it would be 4 or 4:45.

When you've created competition overtime by having people help you, then they quit and think they can do it themselves.

When you get angry at your helpers for soaking down with the customers hose because it's hot. It's still unprofessional. Lol

.... Keep em coming. These are great especially the peeing on customers walls. I try not to put my self in that situation but from time to time I find my self having to do so. Helpers are the worse.
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