I'm very busy now trying to handle a zillion things, I'm gasping for air BUT i NEED to b*tch cos I'm so fuming!
I just had a conversation with an event company, they have an overseas MC assignment of which I might not be able to fulfill due to to other pending bookings locally. Event Company ask me for an alternative in the event I can't do. I recommended this other fellow veteran female entertainer, who is largely managed by her husband/manager. I have little dealings with them but we are generally cordial when we bump into each other at events.
I called the husband/manager to enquire her availbility & rates of working outside Singapore on the said date. First I was met with a rather unappreciative "NOT AVAILABLE".......next thing he said : "Ming, you have been checking her rates and never use her. ARE YOU JUST COMPARING RATES WITH HER?"
You know the chinese saying "wu ming huo chi"....i.e. the fume rises out of nowhere.....that was my exact sentiment. Anyway I've never spoken to him for over a year! The last was when I had an event and I DID engage her service!
Sometimes not worth being gracious, next time I can't do I'll just say "Sorry can't do, no reccomendation!"
Grrrrowl! (p.s thoughts added later....more b*tching....being nice to my Ah Boy so much rewarding than being nice to these human...hahahahaha"