Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wednesday, What?&^%$#

     You are never going to believe this, because I still can't.

     Yesterday was a full day of sewing to get things done so I don't have to sew today.  I just wanted today to be about thinking and packing, pay a few bills, cleaning up the house etc.

     So I finish a small amount of work on the dirndl dress and client comes and picks it up.  Then I hemmed a lab coat, and hemmed the 4 t-shirts.  Two had to have lace removed and moved up, what a pain.  After that I finally took the 2 mother of the bride dresses and started hacking up the first one.  After I added the panels, I figured out how to get the best use of the material for making 3/4 sleeves.  I inserted these and did not taper the bottoms or finish anything in the sleeve.  This way I could try it on the client and taper accordingly.   I figured once tried on I could serge the sleeve seam and add the bottom trim in about 15 minutes.

     I was so happy.  I called client and left a detailed message about how she had to come over last night and try it on and I would finish.  As the wedding is on the 13th of Oct. she could  not wait for me to get back.  She calls back and tells me that the wedding has been cancelled so she does not need the dress.   So?  Am I to keep it?  Are you going to pick it up?  It isn't finished?

     I was so dam*&d mad.  She didn't think to call me?  I am sure I was not on her list of people to call first but really?  I spent so much time worrying about this stupid thing.  (which was my fault) So I told her I was very busy and over stressed about this dress and I was not going to work on it any more until I got back.  Hub's wants me to give it to her with a bill and tell her is she wants it finished it will be x amount more. That is what I am going to do.

     She was so nonchalant about the whole thing I am sure if I didn't insist she would just leave it here and let me eat the money. If you go back and read a great comment a few posts back left by Linda you will see how many people feel about women who sew for others.  She does not value me or my time.  She sees me as less than her.

    Well enough of that.

     Today I have to pack and remember all the things you forget, like meds, chargers, passport.  I want to clean the house some so I don't come home to a pig sty.  I need to pay a few bills that will be due when we are gone.  I also have to teach tonight and we are leaving right after I teach to drive to Spokane.

     I can't believe I will see Sluggy in less than 2 days.  Yippee!

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

27 comments:

  1. Wow, that was so inconsiderate of her over the bride's dress. She should have called you about it. I'm sorry that happened to you, but so thrilled you are getting to see Sluggy! I hope you have a great time.

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    1. I know some people. I will have a good time. We always do.

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  2. I would be soooo mad! I know exactly what you mean about lack of respect. I use to run a small in home child care business. I was entrusted with their most precious asset yet I was only the babysitter. No calls when they would be late, or not going to show up at all for the day. Like I had no life outside of caring for their children. Rude, rude!

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    1. I know some people just have no consideration for others.

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  3. Years ago TheHub had a small accounting firm with just a few employees. Like all services, as soon as it is performed people "forget" they have to pay for it. I am so sorry it happened to you and now that the wedding is off you can't even hold the dress hostage for payment. Maybe MOB's and MOG's should be off the table! (Except for me. . . I'm a nice MOG)

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    1. My accountant makes you pay before you can have your taxes or they are filed. I am sure the people who did not pay were friends or acquaintances.

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  4. That is so rotten! I hope you are charging a good amount for the cancellation. I mean for the undone dress she is going to get back from you. Even when you know she is the jerk and treating you badly, this kind of treatment cuts to the quick and affects the self esteem. Remember--you have lots of women backing you up mentally and emotionally.

    AND, quit trying to get people to like you. Lots do already!

    I would have started a list weeks ago for packing. And, when I thought of something, it would go straight into a suitcase in another room or in a suitcase on the floor.

    Is that woman coming to get the dress? I would not want to know it was there and I would have to come back to look at it. Would the woman come while you were gone and badger the renter to give it to her?

    Sew for Anne. I think she is nice and would pay you.

    Even ditch diggers have worth beyond their jobs.

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    1. I thought you would explode like me when you read the blog. I will make her come pay for it don't you worry. What a bi%ch.

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  5. WOW that was really rude of her. You would thinks, clothes, food, flowers and venue would have been first advised. I would sure send her an invoice!!
    Let it go today and have yourself a lovely weekend. ENJOY my friend.

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    1. I will and I will never sew for her again.

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    2. Return it all without anger or guile. It would feed her demented appetite to know she got to you. Be so sweet. Kill her with kindness. Then, stab her in the back and face, trip her and sit on her.

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  6. I don't understand some people. I really don't. I am having problems with a tutoring client not paying. I finally told her last night that I had to have the money she owed me by Friday or I wouldn't be continuing. Like I said, I just don't understand some people.

    I hope you have a fabulous time with Sluggy and her husband! Safe travels!

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    1. Thanks Rachel. When I had my kids in day care, I always paid every Friday and brought treats. People just don't seem to understand that when you are self employed you need to be paid regularly.

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  7. (In my best mafioso voice) Youse want I should pay her a visit--maybe break something vital--like her china? She don't show proper respect!

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  8. I'm glad you are standing up to her. She is of the selfish ilk. Have a great get away. I look forward to reading about silly adventures.

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  9. Have a wonderful trip, I hope you have a good time! I don't understand why people are so inconsiderate at times.

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  10. a fellow quilter sent me a meme today, it is from the Cinderlla movie. It says "So you sew? Can you make me this dress (the dressin the picture she wears to the ball) for $50?". LOL

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  11. OMG!!! I told you I didn't like this woman! Wow, wow, wow! She's totally not going to pay you.... she'll probably never come for the dress. Have fun on your trip!!

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  12. I am so sorry that this happened to you. It was so rude of her not to call you. I would send a bill for the dress.

    I hope you have a safe trip and that you and Sluggy have a great time!

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  13. How rude!! I hope she pays you for the work you put into it.
    Have a great time with Sluggy and give her a hug for me!

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  14. I wish there was a way to communicate to MOB just how inconsiderate she is. No matter what you could say, you would not win. She doesn't get it! No matter what you would say, she would turn it on and against you.

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  15. So incredibly rude. Please make sure you send her a bill. Like anyone else who provides a service, you should bill for your time. You are WORTH IT.

    Have a fabulous time with Sluggy!

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  16. I am not a sewer but do know what it takes - lots of time sweat and sometimes tears. Do you take deposits? Especially on an item that is more than a mend? A nonrefundable deposit which is at least 1/3-1/2 of the finished product?

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  18. Hey, where are you? Are you okay? Haven't seen anything for a few days, little concerned. Hope you are well.

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  19. Your husband has the right idea as you should be compensated for the work you've done on the dress so far. What a drag... Have oodles of fun with Sluggy!! Can't wait to hear the stories after :)

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