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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    Makes my ordinary day seem pretty good. I did get a needle-jab in the butt-cheek from a pretty nurse though. Good aspects and bad aspects....
    Good to see male nurses get the credit they deserve

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadase View Post
    Good to see male nurses get the credit they deserve
    One has to be a little concerned when they push that suppository in... and you can feel both of their hands on your shoulders.

    Yep, old joke.

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    ah man. when are the going to make a midstrength cider. we stumbled across trivia night at the rsl last night and stayed. today is going to be hard work

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    Cider!! havnt had that stuff for years.. Good luck with the hangover get some beroca
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobC View Post
    Ever had one of those days where just about everything goes pear shaped?

    Started off early with a flat tyre on the trailer.

    Got that sorted and arrived at the first job late where I ran out of trimmer line. Two new rolls left at home instead of being in the ute. Scraped by and found a few odd remnants in the darkest corner of the ute.

    Unloaded the ride on and put the bagger unit on. (Fussy client). Half way through the job the belt for the bagger drive snapped. You guessed it, no spare belt in the ute. Luckily the mower shop wasn't too far away and I managed to pick up another one, but more time lost.

    Eventually off to my next job. Reversed the trailer into a tree and smashed a set of tail lights.

    Bought a new set on the way home and got them fitted but not before somehow ripping off half a finger nail.

    Just when I think I'm done, managed to trip over the cat and twist and ankle.

    Limp into the shower. No hot water. The hot water unit has died. They say cold showers are good for you. Bull***t.

    There really are some days that Murphys law throws the book at you.
    Your 1 day out Bob. Todays is Friday the 13th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred's mowing View Post
    Scoob, she was a little embarassed. Yesterday she had a small lump removed from her top lip & her lip swelled up.
    The lump is being tested & were hoping its only a sist not a cancer.
    She soldiered on today but obviously was'nt too happy, I can understand how she was feeling.
    Nothing personal, Im sure u understand.
    She was wondering since u did such a good jod cleaning up the gutter, why did'nt u mow the nature strip?
    Cheers Fred.
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    She feels ripped off coz she's always been sunsmart, where as I am on the other hand, a dill.
    She will now be extra vigilant, although in the clear, the chances of another will increase.
    Ppl, look after yourselves!
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    I've been trying to build up a run from nil since Jan in Eastern suburbs Melbourne. Had some great referrals from other indys, but otherwise its been damn slow. One or two inquiries per thousand leaflets and thats all. The local papers are full of gardeners and its expensive. Three enquiries,(One Indian, one chinese.. the $50 minimum sorted them out) one job.

    Back in the country half my enqiries were for fortnightly mows - in Melb its 100% one-off, end-of tenancy, doggy, waist-high, branch-strewn war-zone yards that people want done for a 6-pack.

    Everywhere I look I see guys with mowing trailers. The guys that have been doing it for 10 years seem to have more work on than they can cope with, and the newbies are struggling.

    I switch on the radio and every week they announce another closure of a factory or bank and redundancies.. you just know half those guys will take their redundancy - say stuff you, I've hated every minute of the last 20 years- and go out and buy a trailer and a brushie, stuff their old victa in tha back and get some cards printed.

    No-one's hiring back in my old game either, with a round of job shedding in both Fed and State govt. Its looking damn grim.

    Kids need new shoes, and these teenagers eat like horses. Anyone want to buy a 06 Navarra?

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by GardenGuy View Post
    One has to be a little concerned when they push that suppository in... and you can feel both of their hands on your shoulders.

    Yep, old joke.

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    Porridge? Nah. I've just hear a lot of old jokes from a lot of old jokers... Lodge is like that sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomSizer View Post
    I've been trying to build up a run from nil since Jan in Eastern suburbs Melbourne. Had some great referrals from other indys, but otherwise its been damn slow. One or two inquiries per thousand leaflets and thats all. The local papers are full of gardeners and its expensive. Three enquiries,(One Indian, one chinese.. the $50 minimum sorted them out) one job.

    Back in the country half my enqiries were for fortnightly mows - in Melb its 100% one-off, end-of tenancy, doggy, waist-high, branch-strewn war-zone yards that people want done for a 6-pack.

    Everywhere I look I see guys with mowing trailers. The guys that have been doing it for 10 years seem to have more work on than they can cope with, and the newbies are struggling.

    I switch on the radio and every week they announce another closure of a factory or bank and redundancies.. you just know half those guys will take their redundancy - say stuff you, I've hated every minute of the last 20 years- and go out and buy a trailer and a brushie, stuff their old victa in tha back and get some cards printed.

    No-one's hiring back in my old game either, with a round of job shedding in both Fed and State govt. Its looking damn grim.

    Kids need new shoes, and these teenagers eat like horses. Anyone want to buy a 06 Navarra?

    Tom
    Hi Tom,

    I have started up same time as you and now up to 90 sumthing clients. I'm getting around 1 enquiry in every 35 houses.

    Not sure what your currently using as your flyer... or if you test and measure your results from different flyers but I suggest you have a good offer and target the clientelle in the suburb you want

    Maybe you can PM Stump or other members in Melb how have good marketing idea's... he has some great tips and i assume not far from you so knows the local market also

    Sounds like something needs to change... and its almost always our marketing and advertising efforts which is the life blood to any business success.

    Chin up... i know you will work it all out.

    Simmo.

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    Hi Simmo

    Wow.. you are doing 30x better than me at marketing!

    Thanks for the encouragement. Maybe an offer is the way to go.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by GardenGuy View Post
    One has to be a little concerned when they push that suppository in... and you can feel both of their hands on your shoulders.

    Yep, old joke.

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    GUMNUTS......GRRRRRR


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    Quote Originally Posted by sterlo View Post
    GUMNUTS......GRRRRRR
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    Saw someone else on Facebook broke a window today.....

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