Day 6: New Client, conclusion

Monday, March 3, 2003

The client sent over the contract this afternoon. Angela & I looked it over, decided on some changes we wanted, discussed it further, then called the client and told him we wouldn’t do it.

If there’s one thing I know, it’s this: Kenny Rogers is always right. You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, and know when to run. And, if your name is Ruby, you gotta know not to take your love to town.

All weekend long, our uneasiness about this project grew. At best it was a bad business that would probably go under in a couple of months. At worst, there were aspects of it that could be illegal. It’s best not to get into that kind of situation. I might could even look past the felony aspects, if the client were not so difficult to work with. He did not live up to the same level of timeliness that he was expecting from us. I already have a job like that, thank you, I don’t need another.

While it’s disappointing that it did not work out, we have no regrets. This, like everything else, is a learning experience. In one way or another, it will be helpful to our business. That’s what it’s all about. Oh, and islands in the stream, that is what we are.