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Posted by Flavia on June 17, 2002 at 16:24:47:

In reply to: How it went at my first festival....advice for festivals... posted by Erika on June 16, 2002 at 14:15:33:

SO instead of spending some time with my husband, I spent
: another half an hour doing her other foot and fixing the kids
: designs that they had smudged. I guess you take the good with the
: bad, but a simple "thanks" would have gone a long way.
You are the only person who can stop her from taking advantage of you.
Practise saying" I will be at the Health food store this sat or ?
the mall or ?, Please come and see me there to get your henna done. I
am too tired now to do more after my long day."
She is only using you, not really your friend. Practice saying it in
front of a mirror and with another friend. Forewarned is forearmed.!!
If she were a freal friend, she would offer compensation, cake,
cookies, something, and not lining up more moochers to use your
Practice, and remember, she does not deserve or need an explanation,
just, where to come and get her henna from now on. And you can give
her your business card, and recommend private appointments for her
from now on, with a $60.00 hourly rate, what a deal for all those
people to have you so close and c


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