Guys, guys, guys~! You are the coyest, shyest people.
“Do you have an appointment available?” Does not mean “Do you have an appointment at 10AM”…
I am a very talented individual, but mind-reading is not on my list of accomplishments. Get the information out of your head and into the message. This is strangely important, somehow…
Remember: BE SPECIFIC if you need a particular time and don’t worry if it’s last minute. Last minute very often works.
But it NEVER works if you need a specific time and no other and don’t tell me.
PLEASE: Let me know if you need a specific time and don’t worry if it’s last minute.
Also remember: I rarely check messages after 5 or 6 pm. I am happy to see you in the evening, but if you want an evening time, let me know before 5 to be safe, and before 6 if you’re feeling lucky. Because, like you, I enjoy making plans of an evening, and got tired of using my movie tickets as bookmarks.
I resist the current culture of 24/7 availability. I know this is considered weird these days, but I still remember answering machines that you had to access by coming home and playing a tape recording. So it’s possible there’s no hope for me.
I’m happy to take your request during regular business hours, approximately 8am to 5 or 6pm. Outside those times, it’s likely your request will be seen the next day. And don’t forget, if you know your plans and want a particular time, you can take advantage of booking in advance with a deposit, which guarantees your time. How relaxing is that!
Twist my arm, and I might even give you a discount for pre-booking. I know, I know. What a softie.
See you soon.