Always men

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  1. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    Don't know if it's unique to my round but when I'm calling or texting to make appointments it's always the husbands that say "they don't look too bad, leave it this time". The ladies of the house never give me this nonsense and are normally really happy that I'm coming. Probably wouldn't go down very well if I say when the man picks up "can I speak to your wife please". I need a diplomatic solution before I dump these pains.
     
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  2. Trev81

    Trev81 Guru
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    Don't give them time to think about it? If they had you for regular cleans you surley priced the job based on that frequency? I would just turn up and crack on as normal, if they tell you when your there not to do them, perhaps give them one chance then drop em!
     
  3. staneland01

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    I always try and get the ladies mobile then just text saying windows due, see you tomorrow. I know what you mean though. Ive had it a few times where the husband has said leave it only for his wife to ring straight back and say sorry for my muppet husband. Plz clean them!!! Lol
     
  4. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
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    I've always done stuff by appointment so the money/cheque/transfer is always ready and I don't do any collecting. I've said to myself a few times that these jobs are getting dropped and the next time I call the wife answers and they are never a problem. Think a solution might be to tell them I'm texting only in future and get the wife's mobile number.
     
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    I have turned up, dragged out hose and then had the husband come out and in a hostile voice say, "What the hell do you think you are playing at?"

    I respond with, "Good morning, I am about to clean the windows"

    Him looking confused, "We don't have a window cleaner"

    Me, grinning, "I guess it hasn't been you paying my invoice every eight weeks for the last three years then"

    Him, "Well leave it today"

    Me still smiling, "As you wish, but if it was me I would be speaking to my wife before making such a decision, ......you see I will take your instruction as a cancellation of service"

    Him, "And?"

    Me, as I start back to the van, "Well if she wants me to come back there will be a new quote, new price and only then if I can find a slot for her. I am very busy,......you have a nice day"

    I reel in the hose and am just getting into the van when,

    "WAIT, WAIT,........Go ahead" He is running across the lawn phone still in hand. "Please do them.......Cup of tea?"
     
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  6. moonpig

    moonpig Active Member
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    After I clean my custys I always say to them see you again in either 4 weeks or 8 weeks depending on frequency. Works every time then you just turn up clean and all is good and if they say anything just remind them that they agreed to have you back in that amount of time last time you cleaned.
     
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  7. clear view of silverton

    clear view of silverton Active Member
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    I just turn up on the day they are due and crack on
     
  8. Jake

    Jake Grand Master
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    Speaking of men, I hate it when there in when I do the windows, they always seem jealous, I just know there thinking:

    'what you doing round my house when my wife's in'

    Always makes me feel a tad uncomfortable!

    I try to think how I'd feel if a super good looking window cleaner was cleaning my windows when I'm out and the wife's home... :rolleyes:

    Here's me in action at a local barbers some years ago...

     
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  9. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    Winner. Winner. Chicken dinner
     
  10. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    I always do front first as don't give them a chance to think of cancelled. Lol
     
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