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calender girl

About a month ago one of my former classmates, who is no longer attending university here, called to ask for a favor. She wanted to make custom-designed calenders for her immediate relatives as Christmas presents, and the cheapest price was from the university's copy center. I'm still not entirely sure why this girl asked me to help her out given that she must know several other people on campus and we were never very close in the first place. However, the Calender Girl (as one of my flatmates nicknamed her) was willing to do all the work and mailed me some money for the copies, so it didn't seem like it would be much.

Three weeks later, and everything fell apart. The carefully researched details included with her package didn't match the options at the copy center, and while the student manager initially confirmed the Calender Girl's price quote as accurate, he called later to say that it would be $160 rather than the $40 that had been included with the package and instructions. At first she wanted me to pay the difference, but after hearing the doubt in my voice she changed her mind and just had the copy center make four calenders rather than the eleven she had initially wanted.

I dropped them off during my drive to Oregon last weekend and she seemed quite happy - but her family likes them so much that she called to leave a message asking me to make more copies after classes start. Usually she only calls to complain about her school or work, so I'm beginning to dread hearing from the Calender Girl. Is it worth the time and effort to make her more calenders?

And here you probably thought I'd be talking about pin-up models ...


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Dec. 30th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Sadly, yes. If there continues to be a lack of descriptive nudity in your posts, well...I'm afraid I'm just going to have to stop reading! :D
Dec. 30th, 2006 06:54 am (UTC)
Well, one of my flatmates teased me about being a man and said I would have to show her evidence in order to prove it's true. Posting about that might require some descriptive nudity - or photos. :P
Dec. 30th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
Perhaps you could talk to her and subtly ask her why she asked you to do this, especially if you guys were never close, and you're hand-delivering these to her, too.
Dec. 31st, 2006 10:38 am (UTC)
I was going to call her yesterday afternoon to talk about everything, but never got around to it. I think this time she only wants me to mail her the finished product, but I have yet to think up a very subtle way to ask why she chose me. Thanks for the suggestion.
Jan. 2nd, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
And here you probably thought I'd be talking about pin-up models ...

Weren't you?
Jan. 3rd, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
When is the last time (or the first time!) you heard me talking about pin-up models? haha
Jan. 3rd, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
i thought you were talking about pin up models on every single post of yours.... am i wrong?
Boy i really should take some english courses then ;)
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