I had promised myself I would stop making house calls not just because of the extra effort involved but because I truly believe it denies our customer of a complete " Xclamations experience" but there was something about this lady that made me give in. She was a guest at a talk show a client of mine ho
sted and had asked to meet the designer of the kaftan her host was wearing.My customer called immediately after the interview to pass on her details. I am really not a fan of the celebrity phenomenon that seems to have the whole world jaded! " The PAYING customer is king whatever their status" is what I always tell my sales team....but there I was making a very rare exception and so I found myself at her house and what a house!
I had never met her personally,like most people I only knew her through the fashion and life style magazines and also for her work.I was already slightly intimidated by the marble tiles,leather sofas and uniformed domestic staff so I crossed my heels and squared my shoulders when I heard her room door open.
"Hello Tomi" She said smilling at me like we were old friends
I stood up to share the traditional peck on both cheeks all the while thinking"Oh my God you are beautifull" Her lovely home was only rivaled by her exceptional effortless beauty which paled beside her warm personality...I guess this is what is called the "complete package" .
" You know when I saw your work I said to myself,whoever made this must be mad or spooky but definitly not normal...your attention to detail cant be healthy" she joked, I laughed.. nobody had ever put it that way before
" Well I can assure you I am very healthy but maybe a tad mad..." I replied still laughing
I spent three hours at her house that day and realised we both shared alot more than just our sense of humor.We were both very passionate about work,family and faith and even had a few mutual friends.It didnt hurt that she bought a truck load of clothes too.But more importantly I had gained a friend and in her own words "a fan" too