Sometimes one gets Rather Shocked by life (or not Life per se, life is delicious, more the humans that reside therein).
We are a little shaken.
May we share?
You are most kind.
So you may recall that we are having some Issues (as the americans call it) opening a bank account while our S corp still resides properly on the Other Coast……..so we went to the Small business Association and they said Find a Lawyer and so we called the Bar Association (which is all about lawyers and not places where they sell beverages) and asked their Referal Service for help.
We just saw one.
And he (*sighs*) did not listen to what we needed but kept Talking (about his friends and who he knows) and we got a bit bored and slid our Paperwork across the table and smiled nicely and asked very simply how he could obtain us a business license so we could operate in CA.
He (barely) paused and told us it would cost us a minimum of One Thousand Dollars and then he would Bill against that (it still wasn’t clear how much the actual Task would cost).
Have you done this specific task before we asked (nicely but firmly).
There was no answer just more about how he bills and what he knows.
Then he asked about our bank and we said we would like to approach Comerica bank because they celebrate female entrepreneurs.
We said they award prizes and assert nice words.
And he looked surprised.
And that’s why you want to give them your money?
(We like having Values).
It was clear by this point that we did not have our check/cheque book out.
In fact we started to wrap up the meeting rather nicely saying we had a couple of other attorneys to meet and would let him know.
And then it came…….the payoff…..
Despite having told him all about who-we-are-in-RL bio and the book deal and all he looked at us in a Really creepy way and said
What is your business? Is it an escort service?
No. It is not.
The worst bit is that we still don’t have an attorney.
Thanks for listening darlings.
Btw, as the young people say, no judgement at all against people in the skin trade but we are dressed Very modestly, as always, and it was a definite shock to hear that.
Isn’t it delicious to be able to tell you about it though and not have to keep it locked inside like ladies used to?