Some of the opinions on this tread are beyond belief!!
So because Lindsey is in this line of work she is obliged to be polite to twats?
Bollocks! Nobody is obliged to be polite to twats. Whatever industry they happen to work in. Least of all this one when her safety and wellbeing are at stake.
In no other walk of life should this be the case, so why here?
Example, a very demanding and quite rude client reduced one of the girls in my team to tears on a phone call on Friday. This girl is smart, diligent and excellent at her job. The client was completely in the wrong.
I called the client back, firmly and patiently explained that their behaviour was unacceptable, they were due the girl in question an apology and If it were not forthcoming, I would have to take the regrettable step to remove the girl from their business as she is in great demand as a bit of a star in the making.
Despite this client's idiocy, they do not wish to trade down on quality. On Tuesday afternoon a bouquet of flowers arrived for this girl, followed up by a telephone apology.
This isn't "White Knighting" or being "fluffy" this is simply having the decency to do what is right.
"Client" or not, you behave yourself or you go elsewhere. Usually trading down along the way.
But Lindsey doesn't need me or anyone else in here to fight her battles. She's self employed, savvy and works on her terms. Many of us are lucky enough that her "terms" are absolutely no problem to us.
I'm seeing her again in a week and a half and can't wait. If you don't like her "terms" - ie not meeting twats, feel free to trade downwards.
But not being a twat, I am lucky enough to have seen her and seek to remain a regular.
It ain't hard, is it?...