Success occurs when no one is looking, failure occurs when the General is watching. Or in the case of escort agencies, you will do a thousand low profile jobs perfectly and the one with the real whale that can change your figures for the whole year will go wrong for the most banal of reasons – flat tyres, dead phone batteries, all that.

As soon as you are served hot chow in the field, it rains. In the case of escorts girls, the moment the phones get really busy in one location they will all spontaneously and for no apparent reason move to somewhere else, leaving you with no way to take care of all the horny clients that you have on the phones. And costing you (and the girls who escort Las Palmas clients who have moved on) thousands of euros in squandered opportunities. And pissing off potential regular clients who have to call someone else with their business instead.

Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do. Never tell an escort that the phones are getting busy. You will then inevitably be bombarded with calls and WhatsApp or Signal messages twice an hour asking you why you have not given them any work. After twnty four hours they will assume that you do not like them any more. After forty eight hours they will have decided that you are their mortal enemy who is giving all “her” work to someone else and that you must be made to suffer. Obviously this will all occur in a passive aggressive manner designed to pack your bags and send you on a guilt trip.

Your bivouac for the night is the spot where you got tired of marching that day. The amount of bookings you see is the spot where you stopped working on promoting the business. A soldier can always walk an extra mile. An escort agency can always get just one more article published to give them a link. Or drop cards at one more hotel. Or go and see one more hotel concierge.

If only one solution can be found for a field problem, then it is usually a stupid solution. This normally happens at the end of a busy season in a resort location. Everyone is knackered, their concentration is shot and they are really not sure if they want another bookings, no matter what it is worth. That is when you are most likely to lose the plot and screw up. If you can only ever see one course of action, get someone else’s opinion. And keep asking until a better one comes up.