I'm not sure whether I can address this here. I do not want to incite any kind of hate-talk, or be accused of bigotry or racism. But I'm sure Sean or Chuck will let us know if we are over some "line" with this: I have found that it is almost always a waste of my time to give a quote to members of 3 specific groups. I don't know if it is me, or just this part of the country, or other LCO's in other areas have this problem. But when I give quotes to Blacks, Asians, or Lesbians, I almost always get the distinct impression they think I am out to rip them off, big time. A couple of years ago I realized I was unconsciously underbidding for potential Black customers. I suppose I was afraid of them thinking I am prejudiced. Nevertheless, the reaction I got was usually along the lines of "You're trying to get to me, white boy!" I seemed to only get the work when I SERIOUSLY underbid, that is, I left something out of my figures. With Asians, I cannot recall ANY bid I ever gave, that I got some response besides "Too much!" I do recall reading something about this in another thread--it's part of the Asian culture to always try to haggle price, and maybe bids for Asians should always leave a little bargaining room. I haven't tried it. With Lesbians, the reaction I get is more along the lines of general contempt, and the quote I give is just one of many things they don't like. Whatever. For sure, when I have done work for Lesbians, I have made sure it was absolutely flawless. Because I've heard someone say Lesbians just hate a truly competent man. Does anyone else ever run into what I'm talking about? Or am I just WAAAY too sensitive?