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1) keep the title I gave this post;

2) display my name, Ryl Mandus, as its author; and

3) create a functioning link-back to the originating post on this blog,

By all means, quote me if you need to. Someday I may be in the position to return the favor.

Good writing,

— Ryl

= phone rings =

guy wants 4 custom masks, right now, without any prior contact

i say no can do, it takes time to create leather masks from scratch

angry, he wants to talk to my boss

i inform him i am the boss

then he wants to talk to my husband who will put me in my place

i try not to laugh and hand phone to husband

husband talks to guy, says he doesn’t want to be divorced, hands phone back to me

i say bye and hang up

guy calls back, contrite, politely places order

i cordially accept order

3 weeks later, i get a nice note saying how pleased he is with the masks

, . . .

this is why i don’t do mask business over the phone, anymore

phones make people rude

— ryl

*archy and mehitabel, by don marquis