You know the drill, the phone rings and it is one of those calls that asks you to, turn on your computer, lower your credit card rate, make a donation to.... I have talked about them before here.
But, never have I been on the other end.
I had taken an order for a tile of the giraffe that Lee and I worked on together.
It was the prototype for the back splash that we did before Lee left us.
I have a small tile in the store that was a test for the glazes that we used on the black splash.
Someone saw it, wanted a bigger one, and I made it.
The other day I noticed that there was no email contact, only a phone number.
A male answers with a very brisk, "hello!"
"This is Meredith Heywood of Whynot Pottery in Seagrove and I have an order ready for you."
I thought I sounded clearly enough and had identified who I was and why I was calling.
I was met with a big, "who?!"
I then stated, " My name is Meredith Heywood, at Whynot Pottery and you ordered a tile from me."
The answer to this was, "no thank you ".
And, he hung up.
I had to think about this a minute.
Do I call back and go through this dance again?
Or, do I price the tile and hang it on the wall?
I priced the tile and hung it on the wall.
They will either contact me, or, one day, wonder, why, I never, called them.
I have quit saying no thank you and just hanging up on the telemarketers now.
Instead, I place the phone down and walk away.
I guess you could say I am putting them on hold.
These things are a love.
Could you hold please?
I'll be right back........................