Let them think you're a little crazy!

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Blog entry by Popintraining posted 11-29-2007 12:51 AM 1837 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Pops’ advice

That pain in arse customers can be a downer!
I know first hand. I’ve been working for them for the last 25 years. Sometimes you just can’t tell until it’s too late, Other times you know there going to be a pain and you need the money so you just have to grin and bare it.
Not all have been bad though, I’ve worked for some very good people too. Love everything you do and money on the spot, but I have a dozen or so stories from some of these unappreciative people also. I would love to mention their names and send them a link! But, they would cry and moan and I sure don’t want to hear that again! They can definitely take the wind out of your sail without even trying.
This is where Pops’ advice comes in handy! (Take the wind out of their sails first).
Let them think you’re a little crazy and if their thinking about screwing you, you might be one of those guys that will show up on their door step.
These people have a tendency to straiten up real quick! No B.S We’ve done this several times, mainly to home builders. Pop would block their truck in and wouldn’t budge! It worked, although it helps to be able to make a face like this! I had to push a few buttons to get this! I love this guy!

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-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#1 posted 11-29-2007 02:19 AM

Maybe you should change your handle to “popiscrazy”..LOL When they start giving you a hard time just email them that picture! :@)


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#2 posted 11-29-2007 03:39 AM

It’s so much more fun to watch in real life!

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#3 posted 11-29-2007 05:02 AM

I’ll admit it . . . I’m a bit nervous . . . and I don’t think I owe any money. :-)

Anyone that can make a face like that deserves every penny (and more) they ask for.

Way to go Pop! Keep up the GREAT work.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#4 posted 11-29-2007 05:26 AM

I sit at the feet of the Master.

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#5 posted 11-29-2007 05:34 AM

Toys in the attic crazy!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 11-29-2007 05:48 AM

crazy is good. The right kind of people will get along just fine, the wrong may be a little ill at ease and will hopefully keep their distance!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#7 posted 11-29-2007 07:22 AM

Wow! I see this advice working in another way as well. Aren’t many of the greatest artists in history rumored to have been a little off-kilter? Van Gogh was nutty enough to cut his own ear off and mail it off. Who here thinks Andy Warhol or M C Escher were a few cans short of a six pack?

If you get a reputation for being wacko, people will remember your name AND your work!

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#8 posted 11-29-2007 02:03 PM

Pop can definitely turn it on and off! (He’s actually a teddy bear, don’t tell anybody) This is the face that has kept me in line for many years!

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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