Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Is it still volunteering if you didn't have any say in the matter?

My husband "volunteered" me to do some design work for a friend of his.

Not only did he not ask if a) I would like to do the project or b) if I had time to do the project, he told the guy that I would come up with four different concepts. For free. And there's no real chance that this might result in paid work at any point in the future. Really makes me want to put my heart and soul into the project . . .

Oh, who am I kidding? Even under duress and for no pay, I will still bust my buns to come up with something good. I'm too much of a control freak perfectionist not to.

2 comments:

Lori said...

And you're still married? Wow. You're a saint! LOL

My better half knows now not to do that to me - he used to tell his kids "Lori can help you with that - she's a professional!" or worse, his mom, God love her. He wants me to edit her book. Gee, why not just put me right under the train, will you? My new MIL has to hear from me that her participles could use some work....NOT happening!

writtenexpressions said...

What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment!