I’m just a girl who can’t say no

July 22, 2006 on 10:36 pm | By | In Work Musings | Comments Off on I’m just a girl who can’t say no

I love calls like these:

Potential Client: “I’m a friend of DW (a current client) and really need you to come cook for us for the next week. My husband is ailing and I just broke my hip and there’s no way I can cook. DW’s been telling me I need to call you.”

Ovens to Betsy: “I’m so sorry, but I’m totally booked. But let me give you the name of another chef who might be able to help you.”

PC: “Oh, I don’t know what I’m going to do. We need someone now. Can’t you just make a few meals to deliver to us?”

OTB: “Unfortunately I don’t deliver; I just cook in my clients’ homes. And I have a client every day this week.”

PC: “What if you just make some extra meals for us when you’re cooking for DW?”

OTB: “Well, you’d have to eat the same thing as they do.”

PC: “That’s fine.”

OTB: “And I just prepare 5 dinners; no breakfasts, no lunches.”

PC: “That’s perfect.”

OTB: “Do you have any allergies, or are there any foods you don’t care for?”

PC: “Nope — whatever DW eats is good enough for us.”

OTB: “Well, I’m not sure how I’d charge for this.”

PC: “I know you’ll be fair.”

sigh… How could I say no?

When I call DW to tell her the news, she tells me “God is saving a place for you in Heaven.”

I think it’s more likely there’s a spot saved for me in a nether region, but it definitely makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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