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Best. Client. EvAAAAR!!!

Post by Lynnie on Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:34 pm

A few weeks ago I was hired to do a birthday party. The day before the woman called me and asked if I could do an "emergency booking". She was screwed over by a bounce house company and had no entertainment for a grad party at her house. My girls were working but I had the night off, so why not?
We also got a Sunday grad party from that- 3 days of parties from this one woman...and every time she tipped amazingly and had us stay longer than the booked time.

You know how you get along with someone right away, like you've known them forever? That's how she and I got along. As we were chatting she said that they own a heating/cooling company that sponsors the children's sections of the Home and Garden Shows locally. Guess who is now the only face painter allowed? Very Happy

While we were chatting she invited us- my family, not just me- on a vacation trip that they are taking to this awesome camp/resort just across the border in Canada. Hub and I thought it was the excitement of the party talking so we said we'd think about it and went on our way.

I got an email this morning saying she was serious and wanted to remind us of the invitation. If we come up and I do an hour or so of tattoos (and bring our alcohol- which we don't drink so no problem!), she'll foot the bill for the week. Reminds me of when I was a nanny and families had me go on vacation with them. I've heard of taking an assistant on vacation but not a body artist. lol

Btw, when I say resort I'm talking two heated pools, hot tubs, waterpark, beach, hiking, scuba diving/snorkeling, etc. Smile

I don't think hub can take the time off from work for a week but the fact that the offer is there is AMAZING. I'm seriously considering it.

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Re: Best. Client. EvAAAAR!!!

Post by Denise Cold on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:01 pm

Need an assistant??? Smile

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Re: Best. Client. EvAAAAR!!!

Post by Pilareta on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:04 pm

Me toooooooo!!! What a GREAT offer!!!! Very Happy

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Post by debranewmanart on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:07 pm

Jackpot!

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Post by helena on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:30 pm

oh WOW! Does she have a relative in Ontario?

I'm freeeee!!! Very Happy

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Re: Best. Client. EvAAAAR!!!

Post by Lynnie on Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:40 pm

Ahahaha, you ladies are too funny!

I talked to my hub and he is going to try to take a couple days off that week. We're booked all weekend but a few days during week would be niiiiice. And I wanna go scuba diving!!!

Helena, no. The resort is on Lake Erie across the border, and since we're on Lake Ontario, it's a nice change. Wink lol

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Post by flopsietheclown on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:30 pm

Lynnie, you really need to take some credit too. When I had the pleasure of meeting you at FABAIC you were the warmest and friendliest person there. You are special and deserve all good things. Enjoy Canada and don't forget your passport Smile

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Re: Best. Client. EvAAAAR!!!

Post by Lynnie on Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:30 pm

flopsietheclown wrote:Lynnie, you really need to take some credit too. When I had the pleasure of meeting you at FABAIC you were the warmest and friendliest person there. You are special and deserve all good things. Enjoy Canada and don't forget your passport Smile

I'm having an emo day and this just made me all gushy. Thank you so much! It was an absolute joy meeting you, though entirely too briefly!!! And my how different you look from your photo!! Ahahaha
Actually, because of you I'm now friends with Brady so I owe you a huge heap of thanks too!
I do hope we'll get to hang out more in the future.

Thanks again, that means a lot. <3

And yes! Thank you! My passport. My husband's enhanced license and my son's birth certificate. That's a lot of paperwork to go somewhere I can drive to! lol

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Post by Manabanana on Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:53 pm

WOW WOW WOW. Have fun, be safe, you are awesome and deserve it! cheers

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Post by jennvangogh on Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:14 pm

what a great story! That's awesome!

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Post by Psalmbook on Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:50 pm

Lynnie, That is totally awesome & you deserve it!!! I have a client that is like that. Same scenario, clown backed out & left them hanging 1 hour before the party. I just happened to have a slim opening & squeezed them in. Now I paint for all their kid's parties & family gatherings!

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Post by Gamezgirl on Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:39 am

Head's up Lynnie, not sure how it works for you guys, but for us to cross INTO the US, kids 16 and over need an actual passport, event when driving. It is only under 16 and when crossing by car when they don't need one. Or is son 16? I forget...:S

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Post by Skidzz on Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:07 pm

Thats too cool!!! I am miles away from getting to that point, but that is awesome that they get you for everything!!! :)WTG!!!

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Post by Lonnie on Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:40 pm

Wow, amazing, that is great! I hope you will have so much fun Very Happy

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Re: Best. Client. EvAAAAR!!!

Post by Lynnie on Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:48 pm

Heather, 18 and under to get back into the US. Smile Thanks though.

Linda, that's awesome! Smile I love it when it works out like that.

Skidzz, I thought I was miles away from that point too, to be honest. You never know! Smile

Thanks, Lonnie! I'm looking forward to it!

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