I think I just fired my first client bride. This has never happened before, ever. She contacted me back in January. We went back and forth with the usual flirtations, and she gave me a verbal thumbs up four months ago.
Since then, we've been trying to meet to sign the contract. She has been sketchy the whole time. When I have spoken with her, she's all YES! You're the one! When can we sign contracts? And I say, how about Saturday, Sunday or Monday night? And she says, "Let me check with my fiancee!" And then I never hear from her. Ever.
Dude, do you have any idea how rude that is? If the shoe were on the other foot, and I was the one who noncommittal about meeting times, unreliable about returning phone calls, inconsistent in responding to emails, unclear about when we would be able to sign a contract, I would have Better Business Bureau reports coming out out of my yingyang. (Yes, I have a yingyang. It comes standard with every Canon camera.)
I finally laid it all on the line I simply must insist that we sign a contract and transact the deposit by May BlahdeBlah, 2007 or perhaps they should reach out to someone else. So far, no response. I'm gonna have a heart attack and die from the surprise.
Meanwhile, I have two other potential clients dragging their feet on decisions about me versus "other options." Why don't they want me? I want everyone to like me! Affirm me! LOVE ME! LOVE MY PICTURES! *sigh* crumbly mumble*