I am never late. Almost Never. I have dreams about being late for things.. Ok so this last weekend I was working with a bride back and forth who only seems to want to text me on FB. She had my info from the Consult. Anyways, I reminded her that her payment was a lil late-2 weeks- and I would need that to be able to deliver. All friendly like I always am to everyone.
So she said "I'm sorry, my mom will drop it by". Me- "ok I'll be here prob between 1-5 I have to be in town but I'll be back right around then" ( I did get waylayed in town and was a few minutes late. The Mom was there and gone apparently in that small window. So All flustered the girl FB's me "She was there and you were gone????!!!!!!" ( "sh*t" this is why I'm almost never late because it makes me a dirty bird)
We agreed to a meetup for the next day. (I even said Listen, I can make an exception and just get the check at the reception if it would be more convenient)
I've been back and forth to my Mom's every day. Sadly, she's stage 4 Pancreatic cancer and can't take care of herself any more. So I took off again for Mom's house that afternoon.
So the Bride's mom shows up again and I'm not there. No appointment. I have no clue. Next day..FB message "She's coming at 2:30" (incidently I do not camp out on Facebook nor do I own a smartphone with fb updates) So I don't expect the mom at all when she shows up because I'm working on the cake.
Doorbell rings, I answer, "Hi! good to see you, sorry I missed you, I really hurried to get here by1:00 yesterday but I was held up." "Well. This is our 3rd trip out here and I just want to say what an inconvenience it has been." "I AM truly sorry, my mom is dying, I couldn't get here any sooner but I did hurry (to get here in the time window) "Well, I'm sorry to hear that but it was a very big inconvenience for us, we live in (the next town over).( However! the venue is 8 minutes away from my studio!!)
I said " I told Ashley that you could slip a check in the mail to save a trip"
" Well, I don't do checks" Blah Blah Blah. Super abrupt.
I just wanted to bawl.
So cake is delivered, it's perfect, Bride is extatic. Mom floats over looks at it and walks off.
My first face to face nasty. Glad it's over!