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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,917
    edited May 2018
    I emailed Tru green to get a proposal.

    The sales rep was on me like stink on a ****. :s

    I figured as much. But I kept my cool. She was pleasant.

    She said a price for JUST the BASIC treatment plan each month. 68.00 a visit.

    I said no thank you, we're over 60 and we'll just try to handle it ourselves then.

    She said they have discounts to consider. I asked about a senior citizen discount. She said yes, they one. She put me on hold. She came back with a quote of 38.00 a visit. :D

    I said that would work then. She then asked: how will you pay? I said per visit would be ok with us. She then asked: Credit, debit or check? My wife was listing in and said by check. The sales rep. then asked: Can I get your bank account info and routing #?

    What!

    NO, YOU CAN'T... My wife even yelled out NO! NO WAY! :D Not over the phone since we don't know where you really are.

    The sales rep. said how are we going to finalize the contract then? I said I don't know, how about we give the guy who shows up a check each time. She said that isn't how they get payments. I said..OK, that's it then.

    She said: just a minute, I'll send you a quote to your email and you can pay through that maybe. I said shure, that might work, with paypal security. She then said..

    The Senior Discount no longer applies since you didn't complete the contract during this call.

    I was stunned speechless! I didn't even want to talk to her anymore but said ok, send the email. I'll look it over.

    I've since deleted the emails I got since I inquired!

    It felt like I was buying a used car at a dealership. I bet they email or call me again in the next few days. :#

    Wanting our bank account and routing # so soon?

    Send a local franchise owner to meet me in person. :p
    Post edited by KennethSwauger on
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 6,278
    OMG! I get crazy looks when I write a check for stuff. Not very often, but enough.

    We went with a local company who bills after the treatment! 30 days due, you know, old school. They came out and met us, real good customer service. Since then we've used them to cut a few trees down, etc. That's how to build a business! :smile:

    And, we pay by check! :smile:
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,917
    edited May 2018
    That's what I was hoping for.

    You seem to have a customer oriented business owner looking out for you. Your yard looks fabulous!

    I just went out and watered where I spread centipede seed a month or so ago and then put "black Cow" on top of it. It looks like there is a ton of little shoots sprouting up in a lot of places.

    I spotted some bugs on my red tip hedge a week ago and it looks like powdery mildew is attacking the red tip hedge too. Nancy was out there tonight with me and she spotted bugs all down the red tip hedge. Thousands probably. fnq3fy273i21.png
    Sucking the life out of the leaves! I'm going to research a little now on killing the bugs and killing the mildew before they kill all the new growth that has emerged since the fall of last year.

    I'll try to get some pics off the web in a minute. Or I'll get pics. myself tomorrow.
    They look just like this one. They are mostly on the main stem of the leaf or on a shoot off. They have to be sucking the water/juice and killing the leaves. Some leaves have 2 or three on them.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,017
    I hate chicks with facial hair....... :mask:
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,478
    edited May 2018
    Tony M wrote: »
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    The bottom pic is a ladybird, or ladybug. They are carnivorous.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,917
    edited May 2018
    I don't think these are! They're sucking the life out of our red tip hedge. They're attached to the main veins of leaves for the most of them.

    I read a long time ago... the red ones are the good ones. The orange ones, like I have a thousand of now, are bad ones.
    http://hgrgardensupply.com/design/good-lady-bugs-vs-bad-lady-bugs/
    bad ones;
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Oldschool59Oldschool59 Posts: 67
    I hate know it all's, and I hate getting old, not really in the last one but it sucks sometimes. Can't do some of the things I use to like run a mile or two. Oh here is a my biggest hate, Onkyo for their bad chip that crashed my unit. :s
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,829
    The only thing worse than getting old is the alternative!
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,952
    How come your food order only gets screwed up in the drive-thru?
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  • Oldschool59Oldschool59 Posts: 67
    I hate Dollar Stores, mostly when you ask the cashier for a money order, they tell you the machines down it's only because they don't know how to work it or they just don't like the color of your skin, and I'm mixed! My Heritage goes all the way back to lower YorkShire Anglo-Saxon, William Wallace's people Braveheart..Its My Island!!.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,310
    lightman1 wrote: »
    mrbiron wrote: »
    I hate chicks with facial hair....... :mask:

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    Howyoodooin?

    HEEEEY Big boy.....
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,310
    edited May 2018
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,756
    steveinaz wrote: »
    How come your food order only gets screwed up in the drive-thru?

    I started going inside to order a decade ago. Kids ruined that as its easier to keep them buckled than to drag them in for 5 minutes.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,945
    Speaking of drive thru's, the Dunkin' Donuts by me has yet to get my order right....and I've been going there for 15 years. I mean....it's frickin' coffee and donuts man, how hard can it be.
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  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,125
    lightman1 wrote: »
    mrbiron wrote: »
    I hate chicks with facial hair....... :mask:

    7voe8bt713ig.jpg

    Howyoodooin?

    !!NWOD SMOOB :D
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,339
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    lightman1 wrote: »
    mrbiron wrote: »
    I hate chicks with facial hair....... :mask:



    Howyoodooin?

    !!NWOD SMOOB :D

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,568
    Would you buy a used hifi from that man?

    :|

  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 617
    edited May 2018
    Would you buy a used hifi from that man?

    Not sure.

    But I bloody well wouldn't purchase a used shrubbery from him.
    Two tiered effect or not.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,310
    tonyp063 wrote: »
    Would you buy a used hifi from that man?

    Not sure.

    But I bloody well wouldn't purchase a used shrubbery from him.
    Two tiered effect or not.

    Our a used goat....
  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,968
    tonyb wrote: »
    Speaking of drive thru's, the Dunkin' Donuts by me has yet to get my order right....and I've been going there for 15 years. I mean....it's frickin' coffee and donuts man, how hard can it be.
    Try ordering what you don't want, and just maybe they'll get it "right." Worth a shot. :p
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,528
    I hate slow computers. Including mine. It can barely run Windows 10 it’s so slow!
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    The person that did this out their parked car door at King Soopers, I'm feeling the hate and I don't even know you.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,155
    This entire post...
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,493
    Where’s brucey????
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,310
    edited September 2018
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Where’s brucey????

    hmmmm good question
    I wonder if the asylum found him and scooped him up?
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