Attack of the Landscaper
August 6, 2009 by admncc
Anyone who has ever read this blog knows that I am a fierce consumer advocate. I’m fair, but won’t hesitate to stand up for my consumer rights and/or expectations over the phone or at any store, restaurant or event.
With that being said, I’ve always given the spotlight on this site to strange issues I’ve encountered and people I’ve come across who have amazing stories; like Scott (who very innovatively embarrassed his wireless provider) and Steve (who became a blogging hero for putting a punk in his place). Oh, and let’s not forget Laura (who received applause for standing her ground) or the guy who sent this check to Verizon Wireless.
Along those lines, I have a new case study for you. A good buddy of mine, Nathan, is an up and coming blogger with the Charleston Community Examiner. He covers a full spectrum of issues – some of his recent posts include Fictional Pubs and Michael Vick. But it was his battle with a local landscaper, All 4 U Landscaping, which originally made headlines.
WCHS Eyewitness News first covered the story. You can view it here (the link also has the video feed from the original broadcast). I’m proud of Nathan for bringing this story to our attention and was flabbergasted by the landscaper’s actions, abusive language and threats (you’ll have to see it to believe it). I wonder if anyone would have dared the landscaper to show up on their porch, like he threatened! OK, mental note – never use All 4 U Landscaping in Charleston, WV.
Anyway, help me welcome Nathan to the blogging stage and show him some love, as he’s our newest member to the complaint and consumer advocate family. We’ll get him to do a Guest Post along the way too.