Years and Years and Years ago a lady named “Monica” called our office for an estimate. I went to her house and she wanted the WHOLE interior and the whole exterior estimated because she was putting the house on the market within a few weeks. Obviously I was very excited about making this HUGE sale! Something over $10,000 for both. However that day I forgot my calculator and had to add up everything “the old fashioned way” So I went back to the office and checked the numbers once again using the calculator. Because I was SO EXCITED, I made a $1000 error…..NOT in her favor. When I called her up and explained that she owed me another $1000, she got mad and cancelled the whole job. Even though it was an honest error.
About a year later, a lady called up and she said she just moved into a new house and wanted the WHOLE interior and exterior painted. She asked for me specifically and said her name was Monica. I said “NO WAY!…..I thought I would NEVER hear from you again! She said “Now Michael, people make mistakes and I want you to paint my new house…but could you do me a favor?” “Why sure, what would you like?” PLEASE BRING YOUR CALCULATOR!…..True story….« « STORIES OF A PAINTING CONTRACTOR PT. 6 |