I did a kitchen show about 40 miles away and was told I would get the outside orders after the show a week later. I was told I would get them this day and that over and over again. If they would have just mailed it I would have had it a week ago. See, the host's mom works with my wife and she has promised I would have them. She failed to deliver about 5 times. I called the host yesterday and she told me she had to wait till her neighbor gets home to get the last order. The show is open for 15 days and she is still "waiting" for orders?! I really want to call her and tell her to get off her "Jerry Springer" butt and mail the damn thing. When I suggested she mailed it she says, "oh, I will meet with my mom today and she'll get it to you". Could this be a case where the host takes and spends the people's money and is just waiting to get payed to cover it? Does that happen a lot? This was my 7th show. What "no exceptions" policy could I use that wouldn't sour a client relationship? I don't want to burn any bridges to better hosts.