Got a phone call today from my buddy (or so he thinks) Troy from the one and only TruGreen lawn care. Not sure if he noticed the snow storm that just blew in yesterday or not, but I can’t even see my lawn. Apparently Troy took some notes while at my door last fall, when I could see my lawn, and kept them after I turned his business away at our door. To give you some insight into the following conversation we had today on the phone, Troy stopped by while we were on the way out of the door to our two older daughters’ soccer game. They came to the door with me to see who it was that was so interested in meeting us. Troy gave me a ring today on the phone and so it began…..
TROY: Hey Keith!
ME: Gabe. You mean Gabe?
TROY: Oh yeah. Hey Gabe. This is Troy from TruGreen. I stopped by your house last fall.
TROY: Well, I just wanted to check back in with you and see if I could help you with the weeds?
ME: The weeds?
ME: Umm. I don’t have any weeds.
TROY: Oh. Well, I remember I stopped by and you were on the way out the door to your boys’ soccer game.
ME: You mean girls? I don’t have any boys. I have three GIRLS.
TROY: Oh yeah. Well, I guess I just have all of my notes mixed up today, don’t I?
ME: Yeah, sure appears that way!
TROY: Well, I’ll let you go. Have a nice day!
ME: You too!
TROY: Hangs up….
GABE: Wishing he had Troy’s number so he could call him back and….
- Ask Gary, I mean Troy, how business was going at Mower Brothers.
- See if he wanted to come over and help me cut my snow.
- Ask him if he’s doing any traveling over Christmas break next week.
- Invite him to join me at the boys’ soccer tournament next weekend.
- Try to sell him one of my husband’s new Expecting books.
Decided to drop it instead, fall out of my chair in laughter, and do him a favor and publicly humiliate him on my blog. If you want some lawn service, do me a favor and make sure they take better notes next time. You might end up with purple grass or have some freak show show up at your kids’ soccer game.