I was slapped around today and I deserved it
I headed out to my first job this morning and I received a facebook message from a contact. She was upset with me for not responding to her previous messages. She called me an ungentleman for ignoring her and told me she was leaving the group. WHAP! I took that to mean the fashion 315 group.
My first reaction was to respond with one my typical arrogant sarcastic responses and say something really smart ass and inflammatory. ” I didn’t realize this was a timed test. I usually do better on tests – Sorry, Epic Fail.”
After thinking for a while I did respond with a comment of “I didn’t realize this was a timed exercise”, but I wished her well and told her good luck – No sarcasm intended – I was being honest in wishing her well.
Then as I always tend to do when I receive criticism, I took a look in the mirror and I realized that she was right. I DO SUCK at follow through/followup. Here I am trying to start/run a business and someone sends me a message and I don’t even have the courtesy to respond. Well, I’m not a person who accepts excuses in other people and I try to hold myself to a higher standard, so I had to realize that the answer is “Yeah, I screwed up.” The truth is, I suck at following up with people, and there’s really no reason for it.
So, tonight, I’m going to get off my fat ass, and make sure I update everyone that I’ve missed over the last several days.
Oh, I removed the model from my friends list. I can’t work with her. I won’t out her by mentioning her name and I won’t ever tell who she is because I don’t work that way. See, I like people to give me head shots and tell me to get off my ass, but when we go from 0-witchy in 30 seconds I only see drama queen. Male or female.