So, this morning, first thing, my client called. I'm working on a project for them - it's their annual mailing, and this year, instead of the usual letter with envelopes, they decided to do a brochure.
Using my incredible graphics design talent, I whipped up a lovely piece of literature detailing the awesome work they do, and after a couple of (minor) changes, they think we're (almost) ready to go to press - which is to say that I'll print them all right from my super, high-speed, color inkjet printer.
What we didn't address a couple of weeks ago, when they first let me know what they intended (and back when I could still shop wherever I wanted), was the addressing of said mail pieces, and I learned this morning that their intention is for me to print out labels ... two for everyone in their contact database, because they also do a mailing in December, and, well, as long as I'm doing the printing, what's one more of each label, right?
It's five hundred. One more of each label is about five hundred labels.
The problem is that I don't have mailing labels - any mailing labels, much less five HUNDRED, which means I have to go somewhere and buy them. The question is, if I can't shop at chain stores for the rest of the month, where shall I get said labels?
I have one option of a small, local office supply store, that I will contact tomorrow in the morning. The issue is their hours and whether or not they'll be open at a time when I'll be able to go over there.
So, I may have something to confess on Sunday ... and I may not.
But if I do, this is one heck of a poor way for the challenger to start the challenge ;).
If you're interested in joining the fun, let me know. There's plenty of room ;).