I have been getting several phone calls from parents to join Celtic classes. These phone calls are time consuming and I am busy, but if you want your business to grow you have to field them as the true professional that you are (sarcasm) Last night I had 4 new students. Two did not show (these were the least aggravating). One showed and bawled the whole time. She was 10 and had great technique, looked like an intelligent kid, cried and hung on to her mom. The Second refused to dress and sat by her mother the entire time, the Helicopter mom explaining over and over about her piano and choir classes. I could give a rip about those, are you taking dance or not? I have a Celtic show in 9 weeks and I need to get choreography started. I have plenty of students and I don't need more. I especially don't need ones with parents that have not broke them of the crying, clinging habit by 10 or 12.
Then I have a gentleman drop off 2 compression stockings that need new zippers. I call the number and tell the person whom I have already talked to that they will indeed be $25.00 a piece to replace. She goes into a tirade about how I was not home (I was at mom's) and she had to send this gentleman several times and waste his gas (not my problem) I did not return her calls (I was at mom's no cell coverage) not my problem. I had discussed with her the probable cost and when I saw them I was sure of that cost. I told her to order new ones, but these cost over $200.00 each and are ordered from Germany. Then $25.00 to fix them is a bargain. Yes she agreed. But now it is way too expensive. She wants both done for $40.00. I don't dicker. She is on SSI, I have caused her stress. No lady you have caused me stress with your blame and complaining. You can just tell that this is how she has always gotten her way and bullied people. I am a very giving person and would do the socks for free if she was truly and honest humble person but she is not. She is looking for blame and twisting details to get a lower price. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!
Oh, Kim you are such a grouch! No just tired of stupid people. Call me Sluggy Jr. Okay I cannot aspire to such a great name but really folks? Really?
Okay rant over. I paid all the small bills yesterday and continue to save and try to get through the month. I am really shocked at how much I have spent this month on groceries so that is coming to a stop. I will be going to Mom's tomorrow and Hub's is going to Boise next week so neither of us will need to eat here until Wednesday (me) or Friday (him) that should help. He will also get reimbursed for his gas and food next week.
I am going to sew all day today and am rather looking forward to it! I have to run and get a bunch of zippers, don't have them in my stash.
Out My Window: Foggy, bad, Foggy.
Have a great and productive day!