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Why do the freebies ***** the most?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    My wife complains the most about my plowing,told her to go hire someone then!
  2. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    I do freebees from time to time but I'm old and looking for all the help in getting through those gates when the time comes. ;)
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,733

    My dad is my biggest critic, I think I'll drop himThumbs Up
  4. Rick547

    Rick547 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 535

    Better think twice on that one. Wills can be changed.
  5. cdmckane

    cdmckane Member
    Messages: 39

    I have a few freebies (parents, wife's parents, and a couple close friends) and thankfully, they don't complain. They're happy to not have to shovel.

    My wife bitched about the driveway once, until I picked my blade up, locked in 4wd, and drove out of the driveway with a foot of snow in it and went plowing while she couldn't get to work.
  6. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,257

    I did a freebie Last year. Ripped the fender flare right off. Cost me a hundred dollars. Thankfully they moved
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,733

    :laughing::laughing: Yes they can.......
  8. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,417

    I got a few freebies as well my parents and a moms friend thats loosing the house due to payments and taxes... I was very close with the husband till he passed. On a side note she throws me some money when she can.
  9. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,518

    No good deed goes unpunished....

    Im living proof .....:(

    Besides, you never do anything for the wife for free... There's always a price associated with it
  10. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,563

    Are we talking about plowing snow????
  11. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,733

    Gee whiz I hope so............
  12. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,106

    Pretty sure that will put you in the hole more than plowing it yourself for free...

    My new neighbours are kids really, I can't believe they can afford the house for the price they paid. he's working hard, rarely see him and they have 2 little kids.
    The last few storms I come home and there is a pile of snow in their drive so 1 minute later there isn't. Park and go to bed.
    Got this in the mailbox today and another strange crumpled non addressed envelope underneath it from their 3 yr old daughter.LOL Its cute but the princess creeps me out

    Freebies 001.jpg
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,917

    I'll open up a few of the neighbors when we get dumped on.

    Cookies and a few notes of thanks.

    Thumbs Up
    On getting the drawing.....
  14. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 16,898

    This is true. Very, very true.
  15. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Thats the green chick from Star Trek!!!! Shatner was the man!!!
  16. Buswell Forest

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

    I do random favors all the time. Nobody has complained so far.
  17. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,091

    Wife used to shovel the whole drive before I would get home from plowing .:nod:
    I used to laugh every time. Then she would say how her back hurt. I be like . You do know that we have three plow trucks right. Now she just shovels paths all around the house for the dog and cats.:D
  18. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,424

  19. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 486

    Not exactly the same, but close.
    When we had one of the big storms last year I was passing neighbor while he was shoveling his driveway. I motioned him out of the way and took a few passes. Relatively easy driveway, around 20' wide maybe 125' long, garage is on the side so I can push all the way straight back.
    He normally just shovels the front part of the driveway and a path to the car. Couple of other times I've seen him out there I would offer to take a few swipes and he usually declines. No problem.
    Last weekend when they were calling for the Blizzard of the Century again he calls up and asks if I can plow his drive if we get the 2-3' that they're calling for. I tell him no problem, "when I'm done and get home, which may not be till Tuesday or Weds". It seemed that he could not fathom the idea of me not being home for 24-48 hours. He would ask when, I answer when I'm done and get home, this was repeated three times in a 5 minute conversation.:confused:
  20. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I was thinking the same:laughing: GV, ever think about making your "plow" bigger? There's fab shops for that you know...