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I Lost A Customer
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I just got a text from the daughter of a lady who I mow for to say she lost her fight with cancer last monday - I only met her half a dozen times but there was something special about her - a kind of "country" friendliness and manners - always sent me a text after I mowed saying how nice it looked - she lived alone, loved her garden and used to do the lawn herself before she got sick.

 

It's been said countless times I know but seeing it up close makes you realise the insignificant nature of most of our problems - and it's remotivated me to get off my #### and do the things that I dream about - we're only here once and we don't know for how long.


Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:13 AM

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well said.


Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:55 AM

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People come into our lives for a reason, often we dont know till their gone.

You,ll never ever know if you never ever go.  ;)


Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:04 AM

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Always sad when you you lose a customer that way. You are very right none of us know how long we are here for.

 

Cheers

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:27 AM

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Sorry to hear mate it sounds like she was a special lady. And yes it does make you think!


Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:45 PM

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You obviously struck a cord with her also mate , she must of thought well of you to send you a text every visit .
Sometimes as lawnies trying to mow as many lawns as we can to earn as much as we can ,we often miss the opportunity to connect with people on a human side rather than just as a customer .
Good feed makes us think a bit more about the client.
Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

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I have not lost one yet - but I have a few elderly ladies so it is only time I suppose.  One is 93 - I thought that she was in her seventies  :-)  She will prob outlive me.

 

They all like a bit of a chat and I don't mind, sometimes I might be the only person that they see all day.


Posted 26 May 2017 - 03:43 PM

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I have not lost one yet - but I have a few elderly ladies so it is only time I suppose.  One is 93 - I thought that she was in her seventies  :-)  She will prob outlive me.

 

They all like a bit of a chat and I don't mind, sometimes I might be the only person that they see all day.

Yes I think there's a lot of hidden lonely oldies out there - I used to do meals on wheels for a while and it was hard leaving them after a short chat because you had 20 other meals to deliver sitting on the back seat.- I've got a 92 year old and I make her last job of the day so we can have a cup of coffee and a biscuit without worrying about getting on to the next job.


Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:38 PM




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