Well, I almost made it through the week without experiencing random behaviour.
Yesterday, completely out of the blue, I get a message from someone who I have never been in contact or worked with. The message was: “Thanks!!”
“For what?”, I replied…and then my instincts kicked in: “Block! Block! Block! RUN!!”. I really hope I don’t get an order from this person, requesting work that I don’t offer…
…and today I get the lesser-spotted “Limbo Order”. Place the order, don’t fill out the requirements aaaaaaannndddd…3…2…1…ghost! I sent a reminder; shortly after, I could see they were online…no response and then back offline again. Why order when you are not ready? Do they walk into a shop, go up to the assistant and say, “Hi, I need something”.
“Certainly. How can I help? What do you need?”
“Hello? Can I help?”
“Yes, you could, but I’m not sure how. I just need some time to figure it out.”
I hear my cancellation a-comin’…