A few weeks ago a lady called and said she wanted to hire me for 3 hours on June 23 to do face-painting, henna and balloons at a company party in the Hollywood area. She said she'd get a check right off to me so it would be waiting when I got home from my trip, and I said I'd fax the contract over on Monday (which I did).
Now all I get from them is the run around. First she said she faxed it back and I said that wasn't possible because I don't have a fax to send it to unless I turn it on and turn off my phone. Then she said she was sure she'd given me their credit card number to pay and again I said no, we never discussed credit cards because I don't even take them. Then she floundered a bit and said "I'll call you back." Well, that was 3 days ago.
I felt I was purposely being shined on, but I talked with my 3 best friends and they all said I should call her yet again. It seems pretty hopeless now, but since I was up at 6 AM I figured I could leave a message at least. So I left a message about honoring verbal contracts and at the very least, let me know if they were cancelling so I could free up the day in case I got another booking.
Do I expect to hear from her? No, not really. But it still makes me sick to my stomach to think about it. That $350 would have helped me to survive this month.