Friday, August 7, 2009
Yay. I'm back again... and yet, the sh*t hasn't stopped. Why, you ask? I dunno. Cuz we're in Mexico... and to get things done... is well, a challenge.
We're getting ready for the Tattoo Expo in Mexico City and are hella excited. I have the honor of being one of the tattoo judges, along with a well known painter, and the editor of Lowrider Arte Magazine. Hubby will be giving out a few seminars, and wonderfully, his seminars are already pretty full. We are going with a gang of tattoo artists and friends to see the pyramids. I'm hella excited. Since my last trip to Mexico City wasn't all that fabulous, I have high expectations for this one. Or at least, on Hubby. Why change a good thing? ;)
Hubby has been printing shirts with his designs and shop logo for this past year and every tattoo expo we've gone to, has sold out. He came up with a new design and bought 100 shirts to take this week to Mexico City. The SAME guy as last time printed them up. Said, 'yeah, no problem. I've done this style before.' He dropped the finished shirts off yesterday and was waiting to be paid. We did the same as always... opening the box and checking them out. He starts panicking. The first 3 shirts, not bad. Fourth, uh... why is there a pink stripe going through the middle of the shirt? Fifth, sixth, seventh... Why is the center hella faded? Eighth, ninth, tenth.... WTF?!? The guy starts panicking... moving toward the door. 'I gotta move my car...' We pulled out the bunch. Holy crap, the ones on the bottom of the box were HORRIBLE. Manchas all over the place, the design crooked, the background f*cked up. DAMN right, he better panic!!! And then, he books it.
SOB was waiting to be paid, and then book it. He never returned. Hubby was livid and I don't blame him. Every time we have had to print shirts, it's been a hassle. Someone's always waiting to be paid, and slack on the service. Why is that? We later called the guy and asked for all of Hubby's designs back. He said that he had never really done that style of shirt before. He dropped of the designs this morning.
All the tshirts will be burned. Hubby obviously doesn't want to put out a shitty product and we all know in Mexico, if you throw something away....it's on sale in San Juan de Dios, the next day. What I don't understand, is if you haven't done something before, why say that you can? And even if you think you can do it, great. Try. But don't go through all freakin 100 shirts and then realize that you can't. Why can't you suck up your pride, come back, and say "Look, I really can't do them."
How hard is that?
Labels: daily rants
- Refried Dreamer
- I've been living in Mexico now for about a two years with my hubby and 2 kids. Not exactly by choice, but we're here nonetheless. Luckily, I live with quite a few of the accomodations that i was used to in the states. In spite of those convienences, we also have a water tank with asbestos, outdated electricity, massive amounts of dust, caterpillars that burn your skin, and thousands of windshield washers on every street corner. My kiddos and I are learning to speak spanish and adjust to life away from our family and friends in the States.