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Old 07-19-2012, 08:15 AM
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I did a bit of Google searching and came up with this, it's so funny:

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Every client is different. While one client may be content to hand a matter over and trust you to report back to them when something significant occurs, another client facing the same legal situation may require constant reassurance – especially if nothing is happening.

Constant client calls can occur if the client feels that the time between communications is too long, because they are emotional and need some hand-holding or a sympathetic ear, because the client is so stressed that they can’t retain information, or because they just don’t understand you, but are afraid to admit it.
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Last but not least is the chatty patty. This is the client you dodge calls from for two days praying to God they will just send you an email. On the third day after ignoring at least five calls, you finally pick up the phone with a sense of impending doom. They proceed to tell you without drawing a breath everything that has happened between the time you spoke last and now. You sit on the phone while beating your head against your desk, because you know at some point in the conversation they will get to the point. Just as you are about to lose all will to live, they finally say, “The reason I called is”. Never in the history of the English language have any five words been sweeter. I like to call this the torture call, and if I could charge for it, it would go for double our normal hourly rate.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:12 PM
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give him an insane price....like $100/cut.

Is it worth it to put up with him if he ends up taking the offer and you end up making a lot off it?

Or cut his lawn once and do a terrible job, he won't call you anymore
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:37 PM
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I think you should give him some sort of consolation prize after you tell him no. Maybe give him a breeze tshirt with your picture on it?

On the back it could read 'I called Scott for lawn care and all he gave me was this lousy shirt.' LOL

Maybe have it sorta like this one

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We're going to put some earth down for my client on the same street.

I'm expecting him to come out and nag me, I'm terribly excited!


I expect this conversation to happen

Guy: I called you, why didn't you answer?!

Me: I really had nothing new to say to you. You can't ask for a service mid season and expect us to drop everything we're doing right away.

Guy: Can I have a quote for lawn maintenance?

Me: As I said, our route is tight. I'll give you a quote, but that's all I can do for you this season.

Guy: Why can't you just cut it, you're already here?!

Me: That's not the way things work with us.

Guy: So how do things work with you?

Me: Anyway, that's your quote. I have to get back to work.

This is where I give him my card with a quote of $103.47, and then he will complain. So I will say, "That's my price".

Then he'll say, "What are THEY paying?" as he looks over to his neighbors who are my clients.

I'll say, "They all pay what they need to for me to show up".

Then he'll throw a fit (I can see it now). I'm excited... I wish I could film this, but there's no way to do so.... damn...


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I just got a call from a PRIVATE NUMBER. Gee, I wonder who it is?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHA

AHAHAHAHAHAHA
AHHAHHHhAH

AHAHAHHA!!!


What a loser.


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UPDATE: It wasn't him, it was that real estate agent / prickface who called... he left a message.

Private number eh? What a little twerp.

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Maybe you should get a new number and make it unlisted LOL
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Hey Cheese...can you do me 1 HUGE favor? Tell the d**sche stalker "Nice set of wheels" for me?!
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I think this guy sent his secret weapon after you. When you go to meet up with her youll find this prick asking for a quote.
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I'm waiting for the day when he texts you pics of his twig and berries.



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Here you go guys!


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24 times haha... I told you tell him $4 a call. You would be doing good right now.
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