Yesterday I took some framing orders for a person way up on the food chain of Delta Airlines. He was demanding, to say the least. Every little detail was scrutinized, belabored, questioned, bartered and then changed.
As I was faxing the invoices to his office, I was very tempted to include the following :
Paper printing surcharge - $56
Federally mandated carpentry tax - $86
Telephone dialing fee - $22
Making up your mind for you - $80
Requoting quota tax - $102
Credit card processing fee - $15
Having English speaking employees - $1000
Losing my mind - $2000
Finding my mind and placing back in my skull - $2000
Breathing - $43
Disclaimer: This frame may or may not be done when scheduled. It may or may not be delivered as promised. It may or may not be delivered at all, because we may or may not lose it somewhere between here and there.
Things such as weather, flying birds, acts of God or employee incompetence are out of our control and though we will try to reschedule your frame, we may or may not be able to do so.
Everything else regarding this frame is out of our control.
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Please frame with us again, unless we go out of business before you have something to frame because George Bush keeps raising the price of frames.