What to do about "friends" expecting free henna all the time...Sorry, vent...

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Posted by Erika on June 2, 2002 at 18:29:31:

Boy, I'm on a posting frenzy today, I guess I had a heck of a henna-
filled weekend. I feel kind of whiny by venting so early in the
biz, but I think I need to nip these misunderstandings in the bud
before they become a habit and cause resentment.
Hopefully somebody more tactful than I will have some suggestions.

The problem is my neighbor. She asks me if I'll do some henna for
her. I know already that she has no intention of paying me. No
biggee, since I could always use a little practice. So I make up a
batch a couple of days in advance, so it will be ready for use when
she says she ahs a night off work. That night, she says she'll come
over after her shower, but instead calls me at 10:30 to say she's
beat and maybe we can "play" some other night next week. What the
heck does she think I am, some kid who likes playing make-up with
Barbie Dolls? I have 3 kids that I homeschool, a house and husband
to take care of, I go to college at night and I have a budding henna
business. I don't have time to accomodate someone who acts like
she's doing me a favor. Whew! That felt good...


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