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9 Responses

  1. Laura R.

    What if you told them you are handicapped and it’s too difficult for you to leave the house? Then if they ask to come to your house, you tell them that you never meet with clients at home because it’s not a safe practice. It’s kind of like when people ask me if I want kids and I tell them I can’t have children. That way I don’t have to deal with the lectures and judgments about why I’m a horrible person for not wanting children. Plus, it makes them feel like a-holes for asking and it is amusing for me to see their faces.

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    • Amy Vansant

      I have used a lot of different excuses over the years… colds, driving anxiety, family visiting,… the options are endless. The trick is to know when it will kill the deal or not…

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  2. Scargosun

    I work in an office. I have to get dressed everyday. I hate you a little. 😉

    Seriously, this happens in the office too.
    Client: Oh, we could come into the office
    Me: That’s ok, we can just do it over the phone.
    Client: *donwheated* Oh we would really like to see .

    GA! Phone meeting 10 minutes, in person 1 hour SAME THINGS DISCUSSED!

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    • Amy Vansant

      That’s the part that KILLS me. You end up with the same 10 minute conversation, and then you’re either staring at each other or they’d just make shit up to make it seem worth all the driving and dressing and whatnot. AAARG!!

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  3. bluntdelivery

    ahhhh, the days of working at home. the endless sweatpants and questionable showering schedule.

    I miss it! and God forbid a client ever want to meet in person. Yuck!

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    • Amy Vansant

      I can’t deny occasionally it will be the end of the day and I’ll be like “Wait… Did I get a shower today?”

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  4. Nina Potts

    sometimes I don’t comment because I’m like, damn, there’s a ton of comments here, but woot look at me, I’m all here at the top. I also haven’t slept. I wish you many wonderful comments on all your posts.

    In hawaii everyone wears shorts and button up hawaiian shirts. I remember that from when I was a kid about 20 years ago. But that movie The Descendants just came out, and apparently its the same. Hawaii looks the same too.

    I have a pair of pj pants that were too long, I cut them into capris and have named them my comfy pants of comfyness. They are inappropriate for all occasions, and I wear them everywhere.

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  5. Nina Potts

    Hawaii is fun if you’re not poor, and tan somewhat well. I have some stories I will have to eventually write about it.

    Alas, I do more talking about writing than actual writing. That and getting distracted by Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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