[DWJ] Re Getting Paid (was Giant Under the Snow)
rohina at shaw.ca
Tue Sep 5 20:29:54 EDT 2006
Sounds like she needs to get her head around the concept of a rider. She
should say, "yes of course. I need a footman, a limousine, a bowl of
m&ms with all the green ones picked out, a comfy chair, a hot water
bottle and a freshly iced penguin."
>>ODWJ - I need to cultivate a Chrestomanci vague look next time someone
>>springs this on me.
>All of those who know and love DWJ are trying to convince her that *she*
>should cultivate a Chrestomanci vague look for when eg the BBC ring up and
>demand that she drop everything and rush to London or Manchester at their
>behest to do things for them that are no use to her. They *never* offer
>She is too polite!
>When the film of HMC might have been in line for an Oscar, she was rung up
>at nine in the morning by some importunate person requiring her to do
>things for them, and (not having had her coffee yet) actually said "No."
>They then rang her again at about hourly intervals for the rest of the day
>until in the end she gave up (she says she lost the will to live) and
>meekly said "Yes."
>Then she was wiped out for four days after they'd dragged her around town,
>left her standing in a corridor for about an hour (I am not joking!) and
>generally messed her around.
>I suggested a simple "out" for her: when they ring, she should agree to
>whatever unreasonable request they make. Then on the day that they wanted
>her to do whatever it was she simply should not turn up, but *three hours
>after they wanted it done*, she should ring them and say "About this thing
>you want me to do tomorrow..." and then be very apologetic. After a bit
>they would get the message that she is Old And Absent-Minded and stop
>But alas, she is too polite.
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