I'm usually much smarter than this but....I was selling at a boutique, I had lowered the price on some of my children's fleece jackets because they had been in my inventory so long and a gal came along and bought one but needed 1 more for her granddaughter in a size I didn't have. So, if she provided the fleece, how much would I charge to make one.
Now I'm kinda caught here because I had lowered my price and if I charge her what I should, I'm going to have to have a conversation about why and in the back of my head I'm thinking "just say NO, no time, not taking orders, what you see is what you get, it's too close to Christmas and you have a 101 projects to complete, remember the input about taking orders on someone's post recently, but no............I thought ok, it's her granddaughter and this is a really simple pattern, she's providing the fabric, I can whip it up in an evening so why not.
Well, the why not is because 1) she didn't call until 2 weeks later confirming she wanted the jacket (it's getting close to Christmas, I've moved on), 2) she said she'd have the material to me that day but she never showed, I gave her 2 weeks and then I threw out her telephone # and figured she'd had a change of heart, 3) she calls me tonight and says she is dropping off the fabric for the 2 jackets she wanted - 2??????, when did we go from 1 to 2?????? and finally 4) she did drop off the fabric while DH and I were out to dinner and there isn't enough to make 2 jackets, maybe not even enough for 1, not sure.
So I'll do the original one she asked for, if there's enough fabric, and if there isn't enough fabric to do a second one I'm going to tell her I don't have time to do another one. And next time I will listen to my inner voice when it says "Just Say NO!". Good grief!