Money Up Front

What would it look like in a few weeks?  Margie hoped her client was happy with the design she had created for the bathroom remodel.

The finest Italian Marble in a subdued pattern would be used throughout the room.

Top of the line fixtures, double sink, double commodes, one with a bidet.

Of course that window would have to go.  Everything was ordered and on its way-nonrefundable.

Margie hoped she could handle the finances until a payment was made.

She answered the phone absentmindedly.

“Margie?  I’ve changed my mind on the remodel.  Can we talk?”


copywright Janet Webb



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23 Responses to Money Up Front

  1. Ruth, As yes the client from hell. A headache in each word. Well written. 🙂 —Susan


  2. Dear Ruth,

    The call no contractor wants to receive, especially after laying out all the cash. Nicely crafted story.




  3. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Life in the 50’s and beyond. Great job! But I hope they haven’t already paid for the fixtures and materials – as it might be hard to get their money back!
    Nan 🙂


  4. Ellespeth says:

    Oh yikes! That last line had me thinking of Joan Rivers 😛


  5. Nonrefundable – I hate that 😉


  6. LB says:

    Ai yi yi … huge pit in the stomach


  7. hafong says:

    Oh-oh! I’ve said it often enough for myself. I feel her pain.



  8. Grace says:

    LOL This really hit home as part of the business I’m involved in deals with clients and their new homes and the options in those homes. Well done!


  9. Vinitha says:

    Ouch.!! It isn’t fair..


    • Nan Falkner says:

      Vinitha, this is Nan Falkner and I couldn’t leave you a message on your blog but I wanted you to know I read it and it was good! Sorry. Nan 🙂


      • Vinitha says:

        Thank you Nan.. Were you unable to leave comment there because of my blog settings? Just wanted to know because I recently shifted to google plus comment platform from the usual blogger comment..
        Thank you for stopping by.. 🙂


  10. Shilpa Gupte says:

    That must be so frustrating!


  11. Ahh! I know that frustration, although not to that degree. That’s when you reach through the phone and throttle them with their own indecisiveness.


  12. Ouch! That’s a phone call she didn’t need.


  13. Good one, Ruth! I like the unique take on this photo.


  14. maesprose says:

    Thump went her heart.


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