I had a situation today that happens in my world more frequently than I care to admit. I had to fall on the sword and give up the ability to get paid so my client can get what they want. It’s not a lot of money, so that doesn’t really bug me, although I’ve put about 8-10 hours of work into this. What bugs me is that my client is held hostage until I agree to the ransom. What bugs me is I have documentation to the terrorist clearly stating my intentions.
I provided the necessary release and told the terrorist that they were cowards for refusing to talk to me directly. OK, I didn’t call them cowards, but I did call them out for refusing to communicate directly with me. I took the high road in a very professional manner. My client was grateful. I told her that I was thankful that we met and that she should always consider me a resource.
I don’t have negative emotional energy to waste on this unhappy terrorist who thinks that screwing me out of less than $3,000 is the right thing to do. I have Karma behind me and she has been showing me her magnificent self each and every day. Now, it’s approaching 5:00 on a Friday, so I am going to have a lovely cocktail soon. Namaste!