Have you ever pre-emptively irritated someone so you wouldn’t have to work for them?

actually the second time I’ve parted ways with this customer. I was the original contractor, we parted ways. Two years later, they’ve burned everyone else and it’s me or nothing.

I didn’t even have to show up, just requested that they locate their vehicles and keys, and maybe not park in a lake. That’s all it took to get a tirade started about how busy and important everyone down there is. Now I don’t have to go.