We were in a jam, somehow when we passed out 750 flyers we got 35 calls. So we were dieing for help. I went to clean this guy over by 135th & Black Bob.... 3 months before I had given him a bid. Hardest bid I've ever gotten to this day. Anyway, he opens the door and I walk inside. He says, "I want to tell you something. The last 2 times y'all cleaned the girl didn't clean under that statue (very large statue on a counter of a chef like Bobs Big Boy type thing) and she didn't move those plants over there and she didn't clean the bath upstairs". I said, "There is no way she could clean under that chef, it's too big for us to move each time and as I told you, we never move any live plants. If you would like the bath upstairs cleaned we can add that to your price, no problem". He said, "If you can't do all those things then why do I need you to clean?" So I never answered, I just picked my stuff up and went on to the next job. I'm not happy about having to do physical work anyway so don't give me an excuse to leave. lol
About a month later I got a call from a carpet cleaner who is a very good friend of mine. One of his clients he had for 20 years needed a house cleaner so he gave my name and number. He told me... you should have seen the look on his face... he said... you know this guy? Howard said oh yeah! lol He told Howard what happened and he said... I don't know if I fired him or he quit but he just walked out the door and didn't even say bye. No one just blows me off like that. And Howard said.... he did. lol
And to this day I still get harassed about that.
Howard said he cracked up when the guy said, "I don't know if I fired him or he quit but he just walked out the door and didn't even say bye!"
The moral of the story for anyone that has a house cleaner.... don't @#*& with them early in the morning... especially if it's the owner of the company and they don't normally do the cleaning. lol