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#1 jthrasher

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    Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:01 AM

    I'm still so pissed about a "meeting" I had earlier today.

    A potential bride comes over to my house which was suppose to be a meeting to talk about her wedding. She shows up 15 mins late, comes to my door with her phone to her ear. She walks in, takes her phone away from her ear but keeps it open like it's still on and asks me if I have my pricing information, WHICH IS ON MY WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!

    I gave her my brochure which is identical to what is on my site and she turns around like she's ready to walk out the door. I was in complete shock. I asked if she wanted to see some of the albums so she knows the difference and she had to go because she's "scheduled so many other appointments today"

    WTF?? If you knew you schedule our appt. why did you schedule others so close around it. Especially when the weather is bad.

    Unbelievable.

    Ladies, please DO NOT do this to your photographer or anyone else for that matter. What a complete waste of my time, not to mention her time and driving across town in bad weather. I seriously want to write her and either tell her how rude that was or ask her why she even bothered to come.

    #2 NATASHA

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      Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:04 AM

      Yes - that's a bummer. HOWEVER- it's also a good way for you to determine that it's not a client you want to work with. Can you imagine what she'd be like on her wedding day? yucky
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      #3 -Kate-

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        Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:12 AM

        What a beast!!!!!!!!!!

        #4 amyh

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          Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:28 AM

          OMG! Thats horrible! I hate when ppl are asking for services and they show no respect by being on their cell! WTH??

          #5 JPMO

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            Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:56 AM

            Jonathan that is crappy. That was a complete waste of time for both of you. I agree with Natasha, you wouldn't want to shoot for her any way.
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            #6 starchild

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              Posted 07 March 2007 - 02:02 AM

              I feel for whoever gets stuck with that one on her wedding day....yikes!

              #7 TammyB

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                Posted 07 March 2007 - 10:28 AM

                I agree, If she wants to hire you just tell your "you are too busy for her" and that your waiting for someone else to book you for that day. Then give her a good boot in the @$$

                #8 cancunbride2be

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                  Posted 07 March 2007 - 10:52 AM

                  I can't imagine wasting someone's time like that!! You should totally tell her you aren't interested in working with her if she asks for your availability!
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                  #9 Christine

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                  Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:39 AM

                  sorry about that crazy bride Jonathon, but we still love you. I agree with the rest of the girls, return her kindness if she calls again...
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                  #10 LEIGH

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                    Posted 07 March 2007 - 11:41 AM

                    eeewwwwaaaahhhh! I bet you were so irritated! I don't think that you would have fun at her wedding anyway!
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