It has been a few weeks since I have been able to get some time in with my mentor so I decided I was going to make time to go in and see him. I walked in the shop and he comes out from the back and says “oh how the hell have where you been” (in his 78 year old Italian man voice) and walks right back to the room and keeps working. I couldn’t help but laugh as I followed him to the back room to catch up on the last few weeks and jump right into working and learning.
It wasn’t long before we caught up on the happenings of the last few weeks and started the small talk and joking around. He told me a great story about how he quoted a man $500 just to measure him to go and get a suit made somewhere else. I asked “is $500 really how much you charge?”. He responded “I don’t want to be responsible if the suit doesn’t fit, and I really didn’t want to do it”. “but what if he paid that?” I asked, he came right back with “I would have done it of course”.