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  1. If TOB shuts down right now...

    I'll finally be able to start saving for my retirement!
  2. Hygiene issues...

    Thanks Laci, I didn’t think about that. 🤔
  3. Scheduling!!!!!

    For the 1,976,545th. Its not all that easy for the customer either. Cancellations suck (for both the provider and the customer), between family commitments, work, and me time I have very few windows of opportunity to play in a given month. I put probably too much thought into a session before hand (I have some OCD tendencies), but generally I just look forward to being able to be with another person in an intimate setting, as I find it to be a respite from my hectic world. So when I get crickets or a cancellation on the same day of an appointment it's disappointing and difficult to move on to the next. To combat this I schedule appointments usually about a week in advance and I try to confirm around 24 hours before , so that if an appointment falls through I have some opportunity to find another provider at a mutually convenient time. I tried to find a better paradigm, about a year ago I entered into a monthly arrangement with a Lady. I dutifully paid the hourly rate plus a little to end up at a round number at the beginning of each month in exchange for a few hours over the course of the month. When we started out appointments were generally the same day/time of the week and if we missed a week we would just make it up the next. Then she started cancelling the day of the appointment. I should have been more assertive and asked that not happen, but I let it go and chalked it up to life happens. I kept up my end of the bargain but the cancellations started with increasing frequency and it ended up in a situation where she was cancelling more than we were able to meet. When I tried to communicate about it I was accused of not being considerate of her time. I tried to tack and took the approach of how about you tell me when you can get together and I'll do my best to make the appointment happen. Ultimately it took me four months to finally collect the account. So that paradigm was no panacea either. Communication is a good thing and it helps keeps uncertainty to a minimum. I am a professional who has nothing to sell but his time and realize that circumstances arise that cause cancellations and trying to work with multiple parties' schedules is similar to herding cats. Customers and providers should be considerate of each others time and respect the efforts required in this thing that we do. Ultimately, cancellations are a hobby hazard. Good luck and have fun!
  4. Hygiene issues...

    Unfortunately, it’s a hobby hazard. Over the past few months I have walked out about 15 mins into an hour on two occasions because I couldn’t handle the scent. I don’t know if it’s pheromone or hygiene related but instinct said it was time to leave. On another occasion with a lady that I have seen quite often, I broached the subject in an email afterwards and have learned the hard way that is NOT the thing to do. Maybe suggestung a mutual shower at the start could be a fun way to create a pleasurable environment for all. Tread carefully addressing personal matters with a provider is similar navigating a minefield. Good luck and have fun!
  5. To Be or Not to Be

    Yes, that is absolutely correct. In fact I'm thinking about begging Laci right now.
  6. From the hoses mouth

    Melissa , Wishing you good spirits, strength and a speedy recovery. ❤️
  7. I'm Not an Axe Murderer.

    Teddys for Tolerance. Well done Ladies!
  8. Taking an extended " Break"...

    I wish you the best in the next chapter of your life. It has been a pleasure to know you.
  9. What does being respectful mean to you?

    Treating someone as you would like to be treated.
  10. Athletes and Politics

    Wait a minute; that happens all the time. 🙄
  11. Athletes and Politics

    Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee
  12. large laboa

    A well tied silk scarf and only my memories :-)
  13. large laboa

    Yes we are. I sent a PM with the name of a provider with that distinctive feature, before I posted. ...and I didn't post the basset hound running photo. That showed an modicum of restraint.😇
  14. large laboa

    Like a basset hound looking back at me.