Davey Tree Service, anyone?
a few weeks back i stopped to get the number from a tree service whose truck was on the corner. the man was itchy to see my job right then and there, but i also knew my neighbor wanted to get an estimate and mentioned this to the tree guy and i was at that time, running late for an appointment. i said i would call him in the next couple of days. we exhanged numbers and i went on my way.
monday morning my phone rang, man said he wanted to come out and check out job. told him i wasn't sure what the neighbor had in mind, but knew what i wanted. he said he would wait. i (made the mistake) and mentioned the neighbor got home from work around 4:00. my phone rang at 4 ~~tree guy either a real clock watcher or seriously needing work.
in the next week or so, never saw neighbor due to weather, schedule conflicts, etc. so i made it a point to go over one morning and let him know a company was going to come out. he showed me what he needed done and we talked about maybe getting a couple of estimates. among the many things needed trim or total cut down, i have a massive dead tree in my yard. there would have been no dumping as i want the shredded bark for mulch. neighors stuff could also be shredded and he had no problem with me keeping it. tree service already knew there was no dumping. all in all this would have been a really good sized job.
i call the tree guy, appointment made. he wants to come out immediately, i said no, i have appointment and i'll be back between 3 and 3:30. on my way home from my appointment (3:10) i call, reach his partner who advised they already came out and saw the tree in the front and will cut it down tomorrow. i tell him NO leave that one alone, it's fine, it's beautiful and i don't want them to touch it. i again explain that i have a dead tree in the yard. aske that his partner call me so we can make other arrangements.
a week later, get a call from the partner who tells me he's coming out that day to cut down the tree in the front. i ask him if he and his partner commuicate, that is not the tree i want cut down, that i wanted to meet with him to show him what the job was on my property and my neighbors.
to that i get "listen you dumb -----, make up your f'n mind, do you want the f'n job done or don't you. what the f is wrong with you. i didn't wait for anything else, i just hung up.
can you imagine? i guess this guy is so wealthy he didn't need my job or that of my neighbor, who will not use them either. i thought he was itchy for work because he was so persistent but now i totally understand why he is itchy for work with an attitude that poor, who would want to give him their hard-earned dollars?
sad the way some people do business.