- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
So in my line of work, I get discounts on certain things(I’m an interior designer). Of course I offer to friends that I’ll extend my discount to them as we’re mostly all starting out buying first homes or condos, etc and every penny counts. I have no problem with that whatsoever.
I have this one friend, more of an acquaintance, that I met through Fiance. He moved to the city from further away, and his only friends here were Fiance and myself. When he first moved here, he asked for help picking colours and furniture for his place. No problem. One night, he contacted me via Facebook asking what I was doing, I said relaxing, waiting for my favourite show to come on (FI was out and I was really looking forward to a night to myself). Next thing I know, he’s at my door asking me to pick paint colours for him! It was 9pm! Are you kidding?! He constantly sends me messages via Facebook chat asking my opinion on this or that, no matter the time or whatever. If I’m not on Facebook he texts me. It’s really annoying. So we got his livingroom done, I thought that was the end of it.
Now he’s decided he wants to do his bathrooms. It’s the same thing all over again! He offered to pay me for a few hours of my time, but no mention of money has been made since. I went to his condo for an hour and a half to talk about the plans for what he wanted to do, options, etc. No problem. I went to the stone yard to help him pick a countertop. No problem. I offered to extend my discount on tiles to him. This is where things get sticky. We went to the store, picked out a bunch, he brought home samples to decide. He then called me on Sunday to say he had figured out what he wanted. I couldn’t place an order until Monday because although the store was open Sunday, the sales rep I use for my company works Monday to Friday. I told him I would place the order first thing this morning, which I did (9:15am) which he said was fine.
So this morning I call the rep and she says the order will be in about noon as she’s out of the office until then. I call him to let him know and he says “Well my parents are already there to pick it up.”. Well I don’t know what to say about that. Sorry your parents are impatient, but I can’t make her drive faster to the office. So the rep calls about noon and says the order is placed and everything is good. I call him to let him know. Apparently his parents placed their own order and gave the sales desk my name and company name and convinced them to give them my discount! Uhhhh what?! So I told him that was really not okay. It reflected poorly on my company reputation to be calling reps to place and order and then cancel it a couple hours later. It wasn’t okay for them to just use my name without my permission. Just not okay all around.
Then he gets mad at me saying his parents drove here from five hours away to help him and they’re in a rush (they came last week to help with a number of things). Ummm well there’s nothing I can do about how far away your parents live and how long it takes for a rep to enter an order into a computer. Ugh!!!! I’m just so frustrated with this guy!!! He has NO sense of boundaries!
Clearly I’m not going to be helping him any more. I hate to say that. I don’t want to be bitter have to “cut friends off” from things, but this guy just behaves like such a jerk! I want to help, but what’s the incentive here?! Sorry. Just needed to vent big time. I’m so mad.