This is a little bit of a rant, but it won’t necessitate a trip to the Pit, 'cause that’s just not how I roll.
So, I just recently got a new job. I spent close to 45 hours this week reading and studying for this big ass general exam that I have to take in roughly a month. I’ll finish the reading soon and I’ll contemplate some kind of a class to lock in the freshness, as it were. Well, at this job, I now need to dress all fancy. That means suits. That means money.
I have one suit. I have no money.
Now, this one suit, it was fitted to me by this little old Polish lady that the female birth giver bumped into during my old high school’s rummage sale. Anywhoot, as a favor to the birth giver, the little old lady did the hemming and tailoring for my suit for free. Great success.
Well, the little old lady hypothetically asks the female birth giver if she has anything else that needs sewing, and such. The birth giver mentally remembers this, because she cashes in on even the flimsiest of offers. That’s how she rolls.
So, the female birth giver, while I was at work, went to the Salvation Army down the street to see if there were some good cheap suits there. There were.
11 of them.
So she gets the 11 suits and we go to the little old lady’s house. I don’t even have closetspace for 11 suits. I’ve got to make some damned room.
So, we’re at the old lady’s house and I start putting on suits and she starts drawing lines on them with chalk and doing normal tailoring things. I start feeling bad after the 5th one, because all the stitching and sewing and such takes some time, right? I start to feel like I’m starting to take advantage of this little old lady. Not so, says the female birth giver. She pushes me to keep going. I lie when they’re both out of the room and say that the pants on 3 of the suits were too small and couldn’t possibly be altered enough (1 certainly was).
So we leave the lady with 7 suits to alter. “Don’t worry about time, do them at your own pace” says the female birth giver. Well, I feel like I may be an accomplice to taking advantage of the old Polish lady.
My question to you: should I chalk it up to the offer and something between the two of them and ignore it, or should I give the old lady some cash in compensation (cause it’s gotta take some TIME to alter 7 suits, right??)
The next question is: how much do I give her? She mentioned that she charges like 7 bucks to alter sleeves on a jacket. I was thinking about a hundred bucks that I can scrounge up as a “thank you”.
Yea or nay?