So, I'm trying to hustle this gig at a cafe, and I've been down there once to talk to the owner. Unfortunately, I caught her at a bad time, and she gave me the venue # and said "Call exactly at this time to talk to me, on Monday". So, I wait until Monday, and I call exactly at said time, and the owner's "not there", so I get a lackey. The lackey takes a message and tells me to try back "later", so I try again 24 hours later. This time, the owner's in a meeting and can't take my call so I get the same song-and-dance of "I'll take a message, and she'll call ya back, or you can call back later". My question is, should I just drop it and call her back in a week, or would it be better to keep trying once a day? I'm tryin' to be relativly polite here, but I want this lady to know that I reeeeeallly want this gig too. What's a good balance?