A while back I received a custom order for duck earrings. My customer was very specific. She didn't want her earrings to match. She wanted a yellow duck and she wanted a green duck. And also a blue duck. What she wanted was a pair - and a spare. Plus, this customer was in a big hurry. She wanted those duck earrings and she wanted them now. On top of the special rush order, she also wasn't planning on paying for them. She didn't exactly tell me this, but I knew. I knew her type.
Despite knowing I wouldn't be compensated monetarily, I got to work quickly. I didn't want to disappoint my customer. She had been known to put in special orders in the past, but I tended to ignore them. I was too busy, I said. This one would have to be different, or I might lose this special non-paying customer.
I'm happy to report that my customer loves her duck earrings, and even wore them to school today.
One yellow duck.