Friday, September 19, 2014

The Market Value of cutting your grass

About a month ago, I was on the deck enjoying a summer evening and noticed my next door neighbor's kid was cutting his grass.  I asked him what it would cost to get him to cut my front lawn. 
How it looked last year before sod

"What's it worth to you to cut my grass?" I called out.

"What's it worth to you" he responded.  Smart kid.  I offered $20 and he eagerly accepted.  I haven't thought much about it except that from now on, it will cost me $20 if I want him to cut my lawn again.

About a week ago his mom and I were talking and she told me that she made him cut my lawn at least one more time, implying more.  She said that he had scammed me too much.  I said thank you.

It makes sense.  I didn't just screw myself but I set the market value for lawn cutting and if Old Man Icarus is willing to pay $20 how can anyone else, his parents included, expect less. 

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