Mama Ponies Up
I sent Jake and Amir a thank you email for their role in promoting Jake’s Mom’s Cookies. Among other lovely, heartfelt things I said I could not do this without you and I am grateful. I also owe you some percentage of the profit.
Jake replied way to go, Mother, which I found kind of formal, since he always calls me Mama.
Then came Amir’s response: We will begin negotiations for our recoupment at 1 dozen cookies.
Basically, in one email thread I went from Mama to Mother to a contestant on Shark Tank. I sent the dozen cookies right away, because as much as I love these guys, clearly, when it comes to business, they don’t mess around.