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  • I have a client who is going too far...?

    I own a marketing design business, and I am used to tweaking things and making changes to my work when a client requests it. But I have this one client who has been telling me for nearly a year that he wants me to design a brochure for him. I have met with him in person in a meeting that lasted longer than an hour (mind you, I don't usually meet w/ anyone in person - it's usually all done via email), I have had a 30 minute consultation with him AND his wife, AND I have done 5 custom sample options based on what he said he'd like. All together, I've probably spent over 5 hours on this guy so far, and I haven't made a dime. He just called me again and says he'd like to talk MORE about the brochure. UGH! I can't imagine what there is left to say. The other issue is that he is working with my boss on this sales project. So if I cut him loose, then I'm worried she'll get mad because she's the one who sent him to me. I feel like I have no alternative but to deal with him, but it seems never ending, and I just want to be done with it. Advice? REAL advice appreciated, this is seriously giving me a headache. :(

    11 AnswersSmall Business6 years ago
  • I just realized my parents 50th wedding anniversary is this week?

    and I have no idea what to do for it. They do not like parties and are already going out to dinner. I ordered a cake, but I feel like I need to get a present too. They travel all over the world so their house is covered in their travel photos and there's not much space for a photo collage or anything like that. It's kind of last minute (I know! I know!) so it needs to be something I can do in a flash. Ideas??

    3 AnswersMarriage & Divorce6 years ago
  • NJ Name Change for Guardianship?

    I am the guardian of my adult son, who has autism. His father signed away his parental rights 10 years ago, and has not been involved at all. My son's last name is extremely rare and difficult to pronounce with 10 letters in it. We call him by his middle name, so he doesn't even know his first name.

    I want to change his name so that his middle name will be his first name, get rid of his first name that he doesn't know, and change his last name to my much simpler, more common maiden last name.

    In NEW JERSEY, how is this done for a person who is of adult age but is under guardianship? Specifically, I'd appreciate a form number or link to a form online. I really don't want to have to go through a website or attorney because the one thing I DO know is that without those things, the court fees are only $200, and I'd rather do the paperwork myself to keep the cost down.

    1 AnswerLaw & Legal6 years ago
  • Why does my Yahoo Answers say that I have 36300% best answers?

    It's been like this for over a week, and I've already cleaned out my browser's cookies.

    2 AnswersYahoo Answers6 years ago
  • He's coming back tomorrow - yay!...but...?

    Let me preface this by saying that I absolutely ADORE my husband. We've been together for 10 years, and of that 10 years, we've been married for just over 7 years.

    The first 4 years of our relationship, including 2 years that we were married, were spent long distance. This was due to employment locations. When we were finally situated in the same place, it was like being slapped in the face with a cold fish. He was SO messy. I could literally walk in from work and follow a trail to find where he was. It's not entirely his fault because he grew up in a well to do family that had a maid, so he was literally never taught to clean up after himself, and as far as personal hygiene, I've never met a cleaner, more put together person. However, knowing that he was not taught to clean did not help me adjust to his bad habit any faster.

    Over the years, he has gotten MUCH better. He really does try. Last year, his job relocated him again about 2 hours north of our home. So he got an apartment up there. We talked on the phone every day, and he'd come home on the weekends. So a day worth of my husband's mess wasn't too bad.

    We just found out that he will be transferred back down here, so he is moving back in with me and the kids tomorrow. We're both SUPER excited, but I can't help but cringe a little in the back of my brain because I know what's coming with him - basically a hurricane. I'm hoping that in the year he's been gone, he's learned better habits because there was no one there to clean up after him, but since I still see the mess when he's here on the weekends, I'm a little worried.

    I know I shouldn't sweat the little things because he is REALLY an amazing husband, provider, and the best step-father my kids could have ever asked for, but still - it's frustrating to come home and find grape stems and water bottles behind the bed and clothes laying EVERYWHERE!

    Has anyone out there had great success in training a spouse to clean up after him/herself? If I don't find a solution, I'll just have to grin and bear it because we love each other so much, but it would be great if someone has some tips for me.

    FYI, I've gone the nagging route, the laughing it off route, the stern "come pick this up" route, and the leaving it there until he picks it up route. All of these techniques helped a little, but he still isn't totally getting it.

    6 AnswersMarriage & Divorce7 years ago
  • I have a friend who is turning into a cat lady?

    I've known her for quite some time, and she's had bad relationship after bad relationship, so it's a super sensitive thing. I know she feels lonely (even though she has a room mate), and I'm glad that she can find happiness, even if it's at the bottom of a dirty litter box.

    She never had more than one cat before, but ever since she's been without a boyfriend, it's been getting progressively worse. Part of me feels like I should stop her now while she only has four cats. Every single Facebook post from her is a picture or story of her cats. I used to comment and like her statuses, but I've stopped because I just can't support a friend turning into a cat lady.

    Another part of me feels like I should mind my business, which is probably what I'll do regardless of people's opinions here... but then again... I think if it were me turning into a cat lady, I'd probably appreciate an intervention. What would you guys do?

    3 AnswersFriends7 years ago
  • How many doctors on Doctor Who now that we know more about the past?

    Everyone on social networking seems to still be referring to David Tennant and Matt Smith as doctors 10 and 11, but now that we know about the new guy from the past, shouldn't we be calling them doctors 11 and 12? And then Peter Capaldi would be 13?

    5 AnswersOther - Television7 years ago