Friday, December 12, 2008

If I had a million dollars...

The Bare Naked Ladies song, 'If I had a million dollars' has been going through my head now for almost 24 hours. Sing it with me if you know the tune...

"If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
i'd but you a green dress ( but not a real green dress that's cruel)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I'd but you some art ( A Picasso or a Garfunkel)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I'd buy you a monkey (haven't you always wanted a monkey?)
If I had a 1,000,000 If I had a 1,000,000 If I had a 1,000,000
If I had a 1,000,000 I'd be rich!"

The song has stuck because I am trying to get a million dollars out of a donor. Well, not a million dollars exactly...it's more like 1,716,589 euros...but you get the point. The donor seems to be enjoying the cat and mouse game they're playing with us. E-mails with pedantic questions. Calling us for a meeting and then sending us away without having met with us. More pedantic questions over e-mail. A patronising e-mail or two. A meeting in which we schedule another meeting to discuss the matter further. It makes me wonder at the things we're willing to do for money.

2 comments:

Aaron Stewart said...

Wouldn't it be funny if they read your blog? ;)

Lee said...

This is the adult behavior that make me say that some adults are just very large 2 year olds with unfortunately no one willing to tell them to shape up, grow up and get over it.