Monday, June 1, 2009

And the answer is no

I've been racking my brain for something to post today after a weekend full of nothing too exciting, so I decided to make it a story from about this time last year.

In case you didn't know, I work as a graphic designer and am always looking for some freelance work. Last year, I had a couple opportunities and had a client that I ended up refusing.

I talked to him a few times on the phone and he told me he needed some letterhead, some business cards and some brochures. Cool right? He gave me some ideas on what he wanted it to look like and asked for a few different versions. Seemed normal enough.

It took me about two weeks to get everything done and we set up a meeting at Starbucks. I think that is a great meeting place, especially when I have to deal with new clients.

I was already there when the guy showed up. When he walked up to me I was absolutely shocked. He looked way to rugged to be opening a business outside of hard labor work. But, he was. OK, so maybe it was a bad day?

As I was showing him the stuff I had produced for him he kept asking me a ton of personal questions. It almost felt like we were on a date. He kept asking me where I came from, how many siblings I have, what I plan to do in the future... etc etc etc. It was so weird. I on the other hand tried to keep it strictly business, not only was he far from my "type" but I wanted to get this business transaction taken care of.

Well after was all said and done he felt the need to walk with me to my car. I was trying to rush to get home to make it to my real job, and he wanted to continue talking. I let him know that I had to go and as I was getting ready to get into my car... he kisses me. And he doesn't just give me a peck, but he crams his tongue down my throat. Soon as I realize what is going on I push him off of me and tell him how inappropriate that ordeal was.

I thought that after he was pushed away he would understand I didn't reciprocate the same feelings he did. Apparently not. He then proceeded to tell me he was married, yes MARRIED. But, he really liked me and thought I was beautiful blah blah blah. Then he proceeded to ask if I would like to come to his house for lunch the following day. I flat out told him no. He continued to ramble and let me know that his wife and him have an open relationship and that it was OK if they slept with other people.

Wow, so not only was he trying to get me into his house he was trying to sleep with me as well. Completely freaked out, I told him I had to go and got into my car.

The next day he called me about 10 times and I eventually answered the phone. I told him that I was not interested in him or doing any work for him. He asked about the stuff I already had done for him and I said I would write it off as a loss because I have no desire to continue working with him. For about two more months he would e-mail me about once a week asking for my services (which makes me wonder what kind he was wanting).

I guess he finally gave up because I haven't heard from him since, and now I find that I am a lot more careful when it comes to freelance work.


Melissa said...

Like a freelance horror story, what a creep!

Moonjava said...

Sketchy sketchy guy! *shivers* Be careful out there, obviously there are creeps! Seriously, married?! Geez, where are the nice guys in this world?

Kym said...

uhhhhh creepy much??? i can't believe he shoved his tongue down your throat!!! eeeek, so glad nothing more happened =S i had a similar experience except that it was a manager that i worked with....he was married with 2 kids but kept asking me out and one day kissed me....i pulled away before really kissed me so it was a kiss on the cheek but STILL. ew. *cringes*

Stacie said...

Holy cow! That's a very strange and horrible story! I'm glad he was not more physically forceful than he was!

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

Uhmm, okay that was weird. That guy's a jerk, trying to french kiss you or something. I've always believed that "open relationships" are odd. It's basically saying to your guy: you can go f^ck as many girls as you want so long as at the end of the day, you come home to me. That's bull!

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Tamela said...

Wow talking about freaking psycho dude..gross. I'm glad he is finally leaving you alone. I have an award for you at my blog!

Lil' Woman said...

Ugh, what a creep!

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