The last few days a 'local' photographer has had some tables set up at the mall where you can enter to win a free portrait. It's the kind where everybody wins. (I say 'local' because I've never heard of them and I regularly check up on all my competetion within a 100 mile radius.) For some reason my mother felt the need to enter. She feels it's been too long since we've had family pictures done. This part I do not understand... seeing as I could take our pictures at any time and any way we want. The samples they had on their tables were very bad. Some were too dark and it looks like they haven't taken a picture since 1984. Anyways, they were calling the other day to tell my mom she had won. The lady would not leave a message. Her phone number was blocked. The first call made me real mad. The second really made me mad when she said 'It's just better if we contact her directly instead of her phoning us back'. By the third call I was absolutley furious with her lack of business and phone etiquette I told her I would not give my mom the message unless she told me who she was. Which is when she said she was with the photography company from the mall. So this Saturday me and mom are getting our portraits taken:x I told her 'You really think you can take me to another photographer who's pictures suck and who's insanley rude and you expect me to keep my mouth shut'. At least it's good to know that there isn't much competition around here I may not be able to keep my mouth shut about how rude the lady was (especially if she is the photographer). Any of you guys deal with other photographers who make themselves look like fools?