Speaking of Automowers, one annoyance is a machine that is effected by an underground utility. I'm told this isn't a common occurrence but of course if its gonna happen, its gonna happen to us. This machine will sometimes lose its signal when it passes over a combination of buried water pipe, phone and electrical wires. The good news is that we like a challenge and we're coming up with ideas to overcome this situation.
And on the topic of outdoor lawn care, how annoying is it when a property you maintain is still in a contract with a nationwide pesticide company for the weed control and they burn the lawn while making an application.
On the same topic, our spray crew had an incident the other day. I guess a tie down strap rubbed against a wire harness of one of the rigs while it was being transported in an enclosed trailer. They opened the door and smoke was pouring out. What they didn't know at the time was that the hold down strap shorted the harness and had burned from the melting wires and when the door went down the mower rolled out. Man I miss all the funniest shit. I guess the rig rolled down the road with our guys and a nearby construction crew chasing it trying to stop it. It finally stopped in someones yard and as I understand it, they drove it away and then put out the fire. I'm glad they have their priorities in order. None of that is really annoying but what is annoying is later that day when they did an application to the wrong property despite me having given them a correctly typed name and address. They made assumptions and while assumptions usually make an ASS out of yoU and ME, this time it just made an ass out of me because I'm the one that had to do all the 'splainin to the folks that missed their app and the ones that got something they didn't ask for.
I think thats eight so the last two go to all the customers that can't count. If you bring in your broke ass weed wacker and I tell you one week, don't call in two days askin if its done. If I'm on the phone then I'm not at my bench fixin stuff so that slows the whole process down. And don't think your weed wackin needs are more important than the guy that showed up three days before you cuz they're not...unless you're a contractor earning a living with this equipment. Those guys get special consideration.