roller coaster of emotion: the downs

There are many times in my job where things are very last minute. It has come to be expected. So when I received a call to make these fancy frame awards for a ceremony that would be presented in a week (along with a crystal award), I didn’t think much of it. I was working with a member of the organization’s board, she wanted things to be perfect. I was in such a hurry, I didn’t charge a sample fee upfront. My first mistake. Thankfully I didn’t end up wasting as much money on supplies as I did my time. Because when it came down to pay, this individual freaked at the thought of using Paypal. “Why would I go through a third party, when I am comfortable just giving you my credit card over the phone?” she had asked.

Well for one, I am not comfortable with that. I like the safety and security Paypal provides. And two: I am a small business, I try to save money where ever possible. Paypal’s fees are less costly than running transactions on a credit card machine. A couple hours later she informed me that her husband obtained a virus from downloading Paypal. Ummm, what? That doesn’t even make sense.

Her solution: She could wire me the money.

Well, great, but I wasn’t giving up my bank account number, so I suggested she go through Western Union. OR if money was no object, as she had previously stated more than once, her company could cut a check and have it over-nighted as others have done in a pinch.

No go.

In the end, the project was a complete waste. She berated me for “not accepting credit cards”. I had even offered to complete the order and ship it and she could mail the payment. She declined saying she couldn’t guarantee payment for my services.

Was it a scam? Were they just after the paltry sum in by business account or looking to rack up debt with my information? OR was it a quirky client? (I mean I have had some unusual circumstances that have been legit.)

This kind of circumstance takes it’s toll on me. Sigh.



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