But I did exactly that with this order.
I agreed to take order from one of my auntie on Saturday with all the basic details and budget, and promised to deliver on Sunday
Unfortunately, my creative juice seemed to dry up at the wee hours, perhaps because it was already close to 1 a.m when I started processing it, and I was already too tired from one whole day of visiting. But I was lucky to find out earlier that the delivery could be postponed because my nephew was hospitalized due to jaundice, so the visiting had to be postponed too.
I was too worried as the customer had stated the maximum budget, and no matter what I have to at least pay back the advanced capital from my husband. So I had to try and eliminate things that I could from the list, including my labor charge a.k.a profit, duit minyak, parking and delivery. And alhamdulillah, after striking off some things from the list, I managed to get back the modal.
After everything is settled and I had the time to lean back and contemplate, I remembered what my brother said to me recently "Don't think about how to sell, but think about how to keep on selling." So no matter what, we must keep the customer happy. And so I hope to be able to do that, to give the best I could and hope the customer will be satisfied with it.
One important lesson learned from this. NO MORE OVER-COMMITTING!