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I did it. Again. Guilty.

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Buswell Forest, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I saw an older man using a plastic snow scoop to clear the heavy wet bank left by the highway plows...so I pulled in, and back-dragged it out and pushed it away. Took me all of 1 whole minute, and you would have thought I gave him a $100 bill.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Great,now we have to tell you what you did wrong and how it could effect your business!;)
     
  3. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    You can stop by and give me the $100.00 bill. You do not even need to back drag..... Congrats on the good deed !!!
     
  4. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Messages: 198

    some guy did that for my dad 2 years ago. very nice of him. my dad had just broke his shovel and was using a piece of plywood as a shovel.....
     
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,162

    They're gonna start thinking you're Canadian and kick you out soon.
     
  6. Lowell_Ma_Snow

    Lowell_Ma_Snow Member
    Messages: 60

    I do the same for the elderly and a pretty girl. Guilty, but the gratification from the elderly is worth it but when a pretty girl gives me a big smile and a thank you......it makes my day.
     
  7. perrysee

    perrysee Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    feels nice to help people out from time to time. good for your co too, guy will remember you .maybe give you a lead on a account. happened to me.
     
  8. geer hed

    geer hed Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    If he's bad for doing that, then I'm destined for hell, I've already plowed the whole driveway for an older couple for free. I wasn't asked to do it so how could I ask for a fee. And besides I'm certainly not getting any younger, and that might be me out there with my shovel someday.
     
  9. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 439

    I plowed the whole driveway for one of my long time landscape customers and didn't charge them anything for it. And this wouldn't be the first time ivedone that. They always do the walks themselves & they didn't even ask me to do the driveway. I was doing my parent's house 2 doors over so I just felt like it was the right thing to do.
     
  10. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I did the same thing for an old lady last storm. She asked how much and I said nothing. She went inside and brought out a freshly baked banana nut bread. Kept me going the next 24 hrs.
     
  11. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Senior Member
    Messages: 890

    What goes around comes around.
    And it keeps karma happy.
    Good job guys!
     
  12. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    Lowballer.
     
  13. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    It took 12 posts before it got said. New record! :jester:
     
  14. Wilnip

    Wilnip Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    :laughing: :drinkup:
     
  15. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    i do this type of thing often, and dont tell anyone about it when i do...
     
  16. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Good for you. It's nice to hear people doing hood things for our seniors. I'm just waiting for some &*%$ to chime in about how now you're behind schedule and made your regular customers wait
     
  17. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    That's what I say. Someday I might need some help shoveling my drive and hopefully someone will pitch in.

    That's worth 60 bucks right there. Hard to find a woman who knows how to bake a good banana nut bread anymore.:laughing:

    I do some of my neighbors around me after a storm. We're a small community and everyone looks out for each other. Feels good to give back a little.


    ...........
     
  18. vlc

    vlc Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Same here. I always take care of my neighbors. Most are elderly. They always offer to pay me but i refuse. It's great because the next day, I'll usually get a few knocks on the door with them bringing me fresh from the oven cookies, pastries, etc.
     
  19. siteworkplus

    siteworkplus Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 514

    you just did

    whuuup!!!
     
  20. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    Cant turn down homemade food! Thumbs Up