Merchant of Venice
All works including
artwork, masks and costume designs and text,
on this page and throughout this site are
do I contact the Mask Artist?
But what if I want to telephone?
Send an e-mail.
I don't do
business over the phone. Why? Well, we've all heard of those
people who can't walk and chew gum at the same time, . . . I can't work
and talk on the phone at the same time, because when I'm working I am giving
my work my full attention.
That, and the
fact that the last time I gave my phone number to someone who just had
to speak with the mask maker before he'd place his order, not only
did he not place any order at all, but he shafted me with a killer phone
bill -- the slimy little weasel had charged his '900 number' calls to my
number. May he roast, and without the benefit of basting.
I am willing
to schedule calls, but only for the rare or extraordinary circumstances.
Have your referral handy, because I will ask for - and verify - it.
You could try telepathy, but I work to music, so I might not hear
you -- unless you shout really loudly.
ask "Why haven't you answered my e-mail?"
Could be any
of a number of reasons --
Your server may have automagically dumped my response -- those evil, rotten,
nasty spammers have highjacked my e-mail addy, causing it to be socially
infected with e-mail cooties, until said servers perform a 'cleansing'
of some sort.
The return e-mail address you provided was invalid, so my response bounced
because of 'fatal errors'.
The address you initially e-mailed to was incorrect -- in other words,
your e-mail never reached me.
My system might have crashed (again), sending all messages into oblivion.
I might be under a very heavy work load and haven't had the chance, or
I could be rebuilding after a tornado (this is for real -- we were hit
by a tornado in April of 1998 -- egadz).
I might be taking a much needed vacation/holiday.
Your communique was impertinent and/or rude.
this bears repeating: Your server may have automagically dumped
my response -- those evil, rotten, nasty spammers have highjacked my e-mail
addy, causing it to be socially infected with e-mail cooties, until
said servers perform a 'cleansing' of some sort.