As I mentioned a few times, I live in Canada. For most times, Canada is a quiet place, without big fireworks. We've never had a civil war. There is even an official party, elected in Parliament, whose only official goal is to break up of the country. In any other country, their leaders would have been jailed, run over by an errand truck... Here, in Canada, we elect them to the Parliament. Some countries have "drive-by shooting", we have "drive-by nagging".
Currently we have a minority government. The Conservatives form the minority government. The 3 other parties signed an accord to topple the government: Liberals, NDP, Bloc sign deal on proposed coalition. People were going to demonstrate in the streets of the major cities either in support of the government or in support of the opposition.
No, I am not here to talk politics. This is just the background.
Last week, a friend of mine, Art called, he was worried that the people from the two sides would meet and start riots. I wasn't, so we made a bet: Dim Sum lunch at an expensive Chinese Restaurant, the best dim sum in town: Sun Sui Wah.
That was Tuesday. On Thursday afternoon, he calls to cancel the bet because the situation changed. Thursday evening, I called a common friend about Cisco networking. During the conversation, Bruce mentioned that "Art" called and canceled the same bet that he had with me.
Now, "Art"'s nickname is: weasel. Whenever Bruce or I talk, every couple days, to each other about Art, we don't mention his name, we only say: the weasel.
When you promise a photo shoot for a specific date, time and budget, are you changing your word? Your photos must be awfully damn good for the buyer to come back for more photos. Your photos are so good, that nobody else can do a similar photo shoot or can get access to do the photo shoot.
- Kids renege on their words, adults do not.
- Live by your word.
- When you make a commitment: keep it, or you won't be trusted anymore.
- You don't want to be known by s/he weaseled out. S/he's a weasel...
- Your business can only exist as long as you are trusted to deliver the goods, i.e. the photos.