So I'm organizing a dog training workshop (which is a long story in itself). People sign up and send me checks. Sometimes the level they want is full and they have to send me a different check (easier than my managing refunds) This has been working great and I just had one deadbeat who I had to nag a little. I wasn't getting answers via email, so I left a message on her voicemail at which point I find out that she's an elementary school Principal. Eeek!
When I was a kid (and I'm informed that this is no longer the case) the Principal was the most powerful figure in a young kid's life beside their parents. So it was difficult for me to leave a slightly nagging message on the PRINCIPAL'S voicemail. I don't think my voice shook, but there was a groveling small child in me worrying that I was going to get in trouuuuble.
I did eventually get the check and the workshop is about to happen, but I sent out email asking for a reply to let me know that they had all received the workshop confirmation and directions. I've heard from all but 2. Wouldn't you know? She's one of them. ARRRGH. My inner child does not need this anguish even though I keep telling her that she needs to get over it.
I'm going to wait a couple of days in hopes that I don't have to face these silly internal issues.
Let's hear it for avoiding issues.