Carpenter shares chat with entitled bloke demanding custom table built in under 2 weeks
You know, despite everything you’ve ever heard to the contrary, having a Dad who runs a business and hooks you up with contacts isn’t necessarily all it’s cracked up to be. Obviously, that kind of s**t will have its perks from time to time, but it doesn’t necessarily entitle you just to bring in the big guns and use your old man’s name as leverage. Especially when the bloke you’re trying it on with, isn’t having a bar of it.
This story starts in classic text exchange fashion. Abs Delfuego, an engineer and chippie who runs a successful business building custom arcade machines and the like for the disabled, gets a query about the turnaround time on a job. Naturally, he looks at his already busy schedule and pumps out a standard answer that seems more than reasonable.
Within three texts, the bloody client has revealed himself to be a bit of a nobhead. Deadset, in three texts, he goes from ‘can you do a job for me?’ to ‘can you do it any faster?’ and then, when he doesn’t get the answer he wants, he straight up threatens Delfuego. No s**t, he says the mutual contact, Mark, will pull the contract if he doesn’t get what he wants.
Here’s an example of the machines, Abs makes.
F**k me sideways, that seems a bit excessive. Delfuego, though, he’s got plenty of business and he’s used to dickhead customers trying it on. He calls the bluff. He f**ken calls Mark. There’s another guy called Preet, who we’re assuming is another business partner. Turns out it was his son on the phone. According to Mark, Preet was a little dicey on the situation, but once it’s explained that it was the boy being a dick and not Mark, everything gets straightened out.
Or so it seems. The kid still won’t quit. This time, Mark just flips him off and leaves him hanging with a final threat that he’ll be showing the kid’s Dad the messages. Gold.
Final thought: In some ways, it’s pretty ballsy of Delfuego to say, ‘nah, f**k ya,’ but you’ve got to respect it. He knows what his priorities are, and as he explains, “I always start politely. But once they come across as entitled or arrogant. I shut them down. I’m busy enough with nice customers so I don’t need these jerks.” Good shit, Abs.
While you’re here, check out Abs’ facility. He shared it online after getting questions about his gig.
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