Ok... So I been doing taxidermy for around a year now. Anyone that comes to me for work is told before hand and sees examples of my work. I guess to explain where I am now I have to tell some of the back story... An acquaintance came to me wanting me to do some work for him when he saw pics of a fawn I did. He said he wanted me to mount a fawn for him. I said ok I have 2 at the tannery. He said he would pay 100 a month until paid in full. Ok... So he starts sending me pics of ideas he has we decide on a pose etc. Soon after I posted a shoulder mount is done on Fb. He saw it and called me. Asked if he could change his mind and have me mount his first bow kill buck. I said sure I haven't purchased anything for then fawn. He sends me a set of horns that are bone white with a bit of cracking starting. Now he is aware of my experience level. He picks out a elaborate pedestal. I said ok... Since I'm new and haven't done alot of horn repair or changing out capes I will restain and fix the horns and provide you a cape. The pedestal style shoulder mount will be 400 and the base 100. He says ok and I put it in line. A few weeks after having it at the time of his second monthly installment he asks so how long is this going to take. I say well I'm turning in 3-4 months right now it being my first year and all. He says ok well I was hoping less but ok.... I started laughing a little and said these horns been nailed to a barn for 2 years what's your hurry. We both laugh. Ok now it gets crazy... I've had the deer a month and a half now and he starts sending pics of a world champion taxis work and the kinda grass he wants in his base. I add the pics to his file but don't reply. He asks if I got them and how it's coming... Then well could you maybe rush it since I wanna take it to a show... To explain... The 2 guys ahead of him are out of state as well. Both are driving by his house and know him to come pick up there stuff. So I had it worked out for his stuff to get back to him easy. I say ok. By now its a daily thing and I wanna move it. Looking at the pics I get a nice tanned replacement cape and said ok I got a cape ill mount it up. He asks if its a light colored early cape... He thought he had mentioned that. I said no its a November cape. That's when you killed him. Oh I don't care if it looks like him I just want a really nice looking mount. Early capes make the best right? I'm losing it. He picks a cape and had it sent. Measurements are a bit off and it's got huge ears. Anyway I mount it up, set it to dry and then I get really sick. I try to keep an eye on it but I'm talking I was sick. He is wearing me out for pics and I just turn the phone off. Well a week later after Ive started living again I look at it. Not my best work. I've seen worse commercial work but I'm not pleased with it either. I send him pics. He seems pleased and asks about the big ears... Hey I didn't pick that cape. Anyway he asks if I can lower it about 9 inches on the post and add more grass. Done and done, A week goes by.... I can barely stand to look at it, again I've seen much worse but I've done better work myself. Other reason I can't stand to look at it I'm sure you've figured out by now. So I call him... I sent pics. He said looks awesome... So I call again. I said you still owe 300 and its ready. Because I still ain't heard him mention how he's getting it. He made a couple excuses on the money and then asked what I was doing Monday. He was hoping I'd drive 10 hours round trip to deliver it. I said in what you would owe me in time and fuel I could ship it. He said how much will that run. I guessed 200. He seemed surprised and upset. By now I was praying for patience... I explained if he hadn't had it rushed I had ways of having it delivered free of charge and he knew this when he was pushing me. So I did what he said and its mounted now I don't understand why it's my fault. He said ok ill get you the rest of the money and you can ship it. It's funny I been in the hunting industry for 10 years longer than him and I know that the ATA show is an hour from my house and the shot show is in Vegas. I know every show there is and I know he doesn't have one to take it to. Idk. It's all been a pain and I just needed to vent and advice. My ?s are. If its early in your career and this situation arises with the customer fully aware of your level and you reminding him along the way. To be honest I am not pleased with the mount. It's not terrible either. It's got ear butt issues, and I'm not sure but the tan is very oily, shiny, wet looking... Should I wash it? I know I do not want to work with the guy again. He is 10 hours away from me but I don't want to send out work I'm not pleased with. So should I attempt to adjust or since he has seen pics and is pleased let it ride and live and learn? I know social media is brutal stuff. Send out one bad piece to the right person and it will over shadow everything else you've do e right. I won't lie. I want the thing out of my sight just from being drive nuts. Lol. But I been with public all my life. Try to help people out on deals such as the cape he picked I bought and horn repair and they still drive you nuts and expect more. Oh if I'd known now what I didn't know when he wanted a fawn mounted. Please any advice is appreciated.. I've had it critiqued already. Check other thread. . Anyway the oily wet slickness isn't helping any. Any advice on that would be great. I can rub a paper towel on it and it comes off with yellowy oil.