I’ve had problems with this customer in the past. I’m 90% sure he’s shady in the first place - I suspect he’s taking songwriting orders elsewhere and paying people on Fiverr to actually do the work. This would be fine with me if he were up front about it, but since he isn’t, it makes clear communication super difficult. I’m basically going off his interpretation of what they want rather than straight from the horse’s mouth. He does a lot of questionable things, but his new trick is trying to strong-arm me into delivering early.
He will order without messaging me first to negotiate - he will not order early delivery. He doesn’t even mention he’d like to have it early (I’m usually open to doing early delivery free of charge as long as the person lets me know up front so I can plan!) He gives me zero reason to think he will need this delivered early, no reason to arrange my schedule around that.
Yet, without fail, he starts pestering me incessantly to send it early, usually a few days before delivery is due and usually in a passive aggressive tone. I have explained that I have other orders in front of his, that early delivery usually costs extra & is easier to achieve if I have prior notice so I can schedule with early delivery in mind. That gets ignored, I get more pestering instead.
I bend over backwards to get it done early (for free!), pushing all my other orders on the backburner to avoid a bad review. He usually shows zero gratitude, sometimes even implying I should’ve delivered it EVEN earlier at short notice.
This time? I politely message saying I’ll have his song done in a couple hours and to expect it very soon. His response? “Okay, I don’t really need it anymore though.”
Literally what is wrong with these people??? I’ve even VERY politely requested he not order from me, stating “communication issues” etc. But still yet…