Sometimes I think you guys expect way too much in the way of memory, executive level organizational skills, and burner phones that hold only so much info. We are up against a lot, we talk to a lot of people, and only book a small percentage of the people that contact us. These are actual texts conversations from TODAY. And these happen every day. Names and numbers altered.
Guy#1: Hi it's me Mike I met you in Sunnyvale in 2016, do you remember me?
Me: Ummm, you'd have to be more specific. Mike is a common name. I've also met more than one guy in Sunnyvale in 2016
Guy#1: You don't you have my number saved?
Me: I changed my number last year (2017) and don't have old numbers saved.
Guy #1: the last four digits of my phone number were 1234
Me: I still wouldn't have it saved, would you like to describe yourself?
Guy#1: Yes my NS handle is talktomebaby, I reviewed you.
Me: you couldn't have led with that?
Guy#2: Hi it's me the shy guy that met you last week.
Me: hi shy guy, are you using a different number than you used last week? Do you have an NS handle?
Guy #2: Yea that was a Google Voice number
Me: okay do you want to help me out here? Do you want to give me your old number from last week? I meet a lot of 'shy' guys. This is Silicon Valley.
Guy #2: Sorry I'm not deliberately trying to waste your time, I'm just shy.
Me: OK maybe you're just doing it by mistake then
Guy #2: You were really nice when we met.
Me: I am nice but anything you can do to identify yourself would be helpful.
Guy # 2: (silence).
Guy#3 - this one was THE WORST
Guy#3: Anjuli Jain? Is this Anjuli Jain
Me: Yes I changed my name 5 months ago but it's still me.
Guy#4: It's me John, we've met 7 times
Me: 7 times really? 7 times is a regular, that puts you on a short list of people whose names I know. None of them John
Guy #3: You changed your number, it was hard to find you.
Me: Yes I changed it 5 months ago, and I PM'ed or texted all my regular clients my new number. Are you sure we met 7 times?
Guy #3: Yes you're the Bangalore girl with the picture in the red & black dress.
Me: Well you got that info from my old website. You can be anybody. How do I know we met.
Guy #3: I know you
Me: OK if you met me 7 times you know I'm not from Bangalore, my parents are. I'm from New York. 7 times is enough to get to know a person better than info on an ad. Please give me some identifying info about yourself or our session(s)
Guy#3: Seems like you have a good base of clientele now that you don't recognize someone who has seen you so much.
Me: But how would I recognize you when you haven't given me any identifying information?
Guy#3: You should have my number saved.
Me: You didn't even know I had a new name and new number for 5 months. I'm supposed to have your number saved?
Guy#3: Forget it you have an attitude problem now, I'm not interested anymore! Don't act like you'e doing ME some big favor.
Me: Huh?? Ok. (Blocked)