I got a call from a guy I could barely understand, and he was speaking English, but had such a sloppy way of talking it really was hard to get what he was trying to say. My hearing is perfectly fine as any student in the schools where I teach will assure you. 🙂 He wanted to know if I was available on a certain date and what my fee was. I gave him my fee after checking the date and being available that date. He told me “I have to check this with my committee because, well times are hard right now, you know,” and there was a pregnant pause. I had a feeling I was supposed to give him a lower quote. Then he told me “I’ll get back to you because I’m going to call around and check everyone else’s fees.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…omg…..Actually my fee is perfectly reasonable based on what others are charging around here. I believe he will find this out. However, if he calls me back to book the date, I’m going to be booked.