Sunday, March 10, 2013

Wednesday Sept 26 Samantha invoices Primo for some purchases in July and we discuss again how Primo did not get his money's worth for the SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS he/we paid her

But first, Primo had a crummy day because he had to spend all day arguing with the graphic designer about the yard sign. The first sign was too busy - too much crap, mixed fonts, blah blah blah. Then the designer, who has done good work for Primo in the past, finally gave Primo a design he liked.

Primo approved it.

The designer sent one more file.

This time, he had added the legally required "Paid for by Friends of Primo Digger, Lisa Elliott, Treasurer."

(Samantha had insisted on a female treasurer for the optics. Do people really care about this crap?)

The new copy threw everything off balance.

Primo had to fight with the designer to get what he wanted.

Which bugged me. Because even though Primo is overly picky sometimes, if you are the customer paying for a job, then you should be able to have the job done the way you want. I don't care if the artist has a vision he wants to realize - he is being paid to realize Primo's vision.

What a pain.

Then he got an invoice from Samantha for the maps she bought in July.

"I never even approved that purchase!" he said. "I don't want to pay it!"

"That kind of business practice makes me nuts," I said. "Why did she wait so long to invoice you? And why can't it come out of the $7,000 you paid her but got almost nothing from?"

He sighed. "I guess I'll pay it. There are too many possible bad outcomes if I get on her bad side right now."

I concurred.

"But once the election is over, she and I are going to have to have it out. I want her to know that I don't think I got $7,000 of work from her."

I will watch that conversation. We could have paid a chunk of our mortgage with that money.


  1. Primo should have imagined Samantha was a big packet of bacon and read the small print for a really long time.$7,000! I know you both liked her, but I don't know why.I don't get the impression that she did anything concrete for Primo's campaign.

    1. Yes! I should have told him she was bacon!

      No, she didn't do much. We were tricked because she did a good job with the judge's campaign.