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This is definitely an account I would like to have. I have his address, e-mail, and 2 phone numbers. I have nothing to lose by continuing attempts of contact, but when should I give up?
Can you put them on your mailing list and send them information throughout the year for different services?

What's the harm in that? Sure you might not have gotten this job, but you already have made a contact with them and being around may help you get a future job.
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The specific part of town he was in is VERY wealthy. Jaguars, Aston Martins, Ferraris, Lambos, Land Rovers, Porsches, Masaratis, that's all you see. Average house in my neighborhood is like $300k? Average house in that part of town would probably be $2m. Only 10mins away.
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Can you put them on your mailing list and send them information throughout the year for different services?

What's the harm in that? Sure you might not have gotten this job, but you already have made a contact with them and being around may help you get a future job.
That's a good idea. That's probably something I'll end up doing. But then again, I don't know. Thinking back, they seemed kind of flaky to change their mind completely in 5 minute window.
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The specific part of town he was in is VERY wealthy. Jaguars, Aston Martins, Ferraris, Lambos, Land Rovers, Porsches, Masaratis, that's all you see. Average house in my neighborhood is like $300k? Average house in that part of town would probably be $2m. Only 10mins away.
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Gee, are we talking about a town that starts with a P and ends with a C? If you look on the top 10 wealthiest counties in the country, the DC Metro area has quite a few!

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Gee, are we talking about a town that starts with a P and ends with a C? If you look on the top 10 wealthiest counties in the country, the DC Metro area has quite a few!

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Oh yeah definitely. Montgomery county has slipped down the list A LOT though.
Yeah, the guy was in upper Bethesda bordering Potomac
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Oh yeah definitely. Montgomery county has slipped down the list A LOT though.
Yeah, the guy was in upper Bethesda bordering Potomac
Ya they have. Its mostly Wheaton that drove it down. Lots of stabbings over there. I head germantown is slipping too? It's been a while since I went out that way.

It gets me when people ask what we charge....look at our cost of living. Average household income for my town....$98,000. Average household income in my town in NC....$32,000. Going to the Mont. County mall and parking next to a $100,000 Porsche is an everyday thing....it's nuts!

So driving a little extra to service a guy in Potomac/North Bethesda....yeah...it's worth it!
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Ya they have. Its mostly Wheaton that drove it down. Lots of stabbings over there. I head germantown is slipping too? It's been a while since I went out that way.

It gets me when people ask what we charge....look at our cost of living. Average household income for my town....$98,000. Average household income in my town in NC....$32,000. Going to the Mont. County mall and parking next to a $100,000 Porsche is an everyday thing....it's nuts!

So driving a little extra to service a guy in Potomac/North Bethesda....yeah...it's worth it!
I don't know much about Germantown other than it's far away and has lots of townhouses. That's like 20-30 miles north of me on 270. Probably half the calls I get are for people wanting their townhouse mowed in Germantown.
I'm sure it's still very affluent though. Full of townhouses with HOAs.
Wheaton isn't THAT bad. But more and more of the illegals are moving in. More and more stores are becoming pupuseria vendors and peruvian chicken joints. There is a lot of government subsidized housing, and, of course, the huge public transportation system just multiplies all those factors.

I used to mow a few houses right over the PG line in Calverton. The area and houses were actually really nice despite the bad rep that PG gets.
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