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February 14, 2013, 03:41 PM

Things to avoid

By Lawrence Skilling

Spectacular customised pew made for an Italian Restaurant by Church Antiques in Surrey [photo Church Antiques

Surrey, UK - This was a nightmare job for us. Make up a 4.2m x 1.8m corner pew out of lots of bits and then transport and fit inside a tiny Italian restaurant which turned out to have space no longer than 4.1m. Oh, and I believe the place was on a Red Route as well. This prompted me to come up with some simple rules for things to avoid in 2013:
Mitreing anything at all.
Painting anything at all.
Anyone who asks more than 3 questions on 3 separate occasions before buying. If you sell them something, they will continue to ask you questions.
The BBC. Unless you are very lucky it will take you at least 6 months to get paid. They will also be a pain to deal with.
Any woman customer whose name ends ia. Cordelia, Venetia, Alicia, etcetera.
Haggling with people when the goods are already in their car. A personal Bete Noir, this.
American Express cards - do you know how much they charge??

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