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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2013, 12:20:05 PM »
@Rienzphotoz:
Good points.
(And its good luck I earn my living not in this business!)
Sometimes its an awful feeling being kind, helpful, flexibel and then that.
The "artsy" - community is even worse.
You got good luck if a model is there at the time.
Photographers are the same, I've been told- don't know.


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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2013, 01:23:00 PM »
Ok...I'll ask the one question no one else has.....

What's a 'flag racing' event?

I think you handled the situation well. 

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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2013, 01:30:32 PM »
Ok...I'll ask the one question no one else has.....

What's a 'flag racing' event?

I think you handled the situation well.

 think of a rodeo with barrel racing'  that,  but with a flag that you have to jam into a pot of dirt at the end of the run.
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2013, 09:05:34 AM »
Ok...I'll ask the one question no one else has.....

What's a 'flag racing' event?

I think you handled the situation well.

 think of a rodeo with barrel racing'  that,  but with a flag that you have to jam into a pot of dirt at the end of the run.
I thought I knew what flag racing was (which obviously was incorrect ... I thought it was like drag racing) ... but your explanation has me confused ... now I don't know what is flag racing ... earlier, at least I thought I knew what it was and was blissfully ignorant ... after your explanation I did a youtube search and clicked on the first (below) video that google threw at me ... now I am a thoroughly confused person. ;D
Flag Racing
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2013, 10:03:49 AM »
Ok...I'll ask the one question no one else has.....

What's a 'flag racing' event?

I think you handled the situation well.

 think of a rodeo with barrel racing'  that,  but with a flag that you have to jam into a pot of dirt at the end of the run.
I thought I knew what flag racing was (which obviously was incorrect ... I thought it was like drag racing) ... but your explanation has me confused ... now I don't know what is flag racing ... earlier, at least I thought I knew what it was and was blissfully ignorant ... after your explanation I did a youtube search and clicked on the first (below) video that google threw at me ... now I am a thoroughly confused person. ;D
Flag Racing

 that's the gist of it.
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2013, 01:23:35 PM »
Ok...I'll ask the one question no one else has.....

What's a 'flag racing' event?

I think you handled the situation well.

 think of a rodeo with barrel racing'  that,  but with a flag that you have to jam into a pot of dirt at the end of the run.
I thought I knew what flag racing was (which obviously was incorrect ... I thought it was like drag racing) ... but your explanation has me confused ... now I don't know what is flag racing ... earlier, at least I thought I knew what it was and was blissfully ignorant ... after your explanation I did a youtube search and clicked on the first (below) video that google threw at me ... now I am a thoroughly confused person. ;D
Flag Racing

 that's the gist of it.
When does the action start?  ;D
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2013, 03:59:04 PM »
Ok...I'll ask the one question no one else has.....

What's a 'flag racing' event?

I think you handled the situation well.

 think of a rodeo with barrel racing'  that,  but with a flag that you have to jam into a pot of dirt at the end of the run.
I thought I knew what flag racing was (which obviously was incorrect ... I thought it was like drag racing) ... but your explanation has me confused ... now I don't know what is flag racing ... earlier, at least I thought I knew what it was and was blissfully ignorant ... after your explanation I did a youtube search and clicked on the first (below) video that google threw at me ... now I am a thoroughly confused person. ;D
Flag Racing

 that's the gist of it.
When does the action start?  ;D

 when I crop in close so these narcissists get a perfect view of themselves...  and then pay me more money than I deserve.

 I'm not making fun of this who do this,  mind you,  but this isn't exactly football or basketball in regards to competition.
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2013, 03:59:04 PM »

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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2013, 04:06:48 PM »
A paycheck is a paycheck but likening that to barrel racing is imprecise at best; Even at a fairly local level it can get pretty intense.

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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2013, 04:09:35 PM »
A paycheck is a paycheck but likening that to barrel racing is imprecise at best; Even at a fairly local level it can get pretty intense.

Jim

 you are probably right,  but in every video I've seen online,  the people are really quite lax and the horse looks like it is going in the wrong direction...  but I'm willing to see and shoot it in person.
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2013, 04:15:27 PM »
A paycheck is a paycheck but likening that to barrel racing is imprecise at best; Even at a fairly local level it can get pretty intense.

Jim

 you are probably right,  but in every video I've seen online,  the people are really quite lax and the horse looks like it is going in the wrong direction...  but I'm willing to see and shoot it in person.
… also some rather large sized people riding on what looks like very small horses … feel sorry for the horse ;D at least in the few youtube videos I've seen.
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2013, 05:23:43 PM »
I take barrel racing to mean like this, rather a different thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l_Cb7aRopc

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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2013, 06:30:50 PM »
Yep, a deposit (and a contract) is the solution. I always tell the clients that until i have their deposit, the day remains open for other customers.
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2013, 07:04:53 PM »
In the TV world, the prevailing practice used to be cancelation less than 24 hours out was a full-boat bill.  Since they never even bothered with that, I'd say you would have been justified in billing them for the day.  Them posting on Facebook doesn't cut it.  They should have called, emailed or at least texted.  Now if it had been a "good client", that's different.  You don't want to bite the hand that feeds you.  My main client(125+ days a year) gets a LOT more leeway than someone that just called out of the blue.

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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2013, 07:04:53 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2013, 07:25:29 PM »
That's pure inconsideration on their part. Lucky you didn't charge in advance for this sort of thing. 
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2013, 08:10:45 PM »
Hi folks.
Wow that poor little pony, don't they enforce weight limits, as in I went for a 2 hour trek in AZ when I was there and they put me on this thing like a cart horse, because of my weight, and I know I weigh less than her!

Also talk about a lame event, you want action look for a British gymkhana, 6 or 8 in the ring at the same time doing roughly the same thing, round the marker at each point and plant a flag , retrieve the flag etc all done at 2 or more times her speed! Now that gets busy and a bit exciting if you are in to things you have to feed but not with gasoline!

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I take barrel racing to mean like this, rather a different thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l_Cb7aRopc

Jim

On the other hand this looks more exciting, still think it needs at least 2 in there at the same time. ;D ;D

Cheers Graham.

Ok...I'll ask the one question no one else has.....

What's a 'flag racing' event?

I think you handled the situation well.

 think of a rodeo with barrel racing'  that,  but with a flag that you have to jam into a pot of dirt at the end of the run.
I thought I knew what flag racing was (which obviously was incorrect ... I thought it was like drag racing) ... but your explanation has me confused ... now I don't know what is flag racing ... earlier, at least I thought I knew what it was and was blissfully ignorant ... after your explanation I did a youtube search and clicked on the first (below) video that google threw at me ... now I am a thoroughly confused person. ;D
Flag Racing
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Re: Is this rude or just customer apathy?
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