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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm still waiting...

When is the shiny & new feeling going to kick in?  Right now I feel like I'm being kicked around.  What should be a smooth transaction has all these bumps in the road.  Not with the buyer.  She's all good.  The owner before me, of all things.  The bank.  I want to scream at these people that I'm doing the best that I can.  Asking the new owner to buy the old LLC that hasn't been used in 10 years is ridiculous.  Telling me you don't want to re-finance my loan is NOT helping.  Neither is telling me you want half my deposit & that I need to be more flexible.  Why do I have to become a total bitch to get any help?  Why can't you just say, "we know things are tough right now, how can we help you?"  Instead of, "we know things are tough right now, how can we make your life just a little more difficult?".  WTF?  Really?  I know I only have three weeks until this ordeal is done, but why, oh why, can't it just sail smoothly into the sunset?  Is that too much to ask?

Today a customer emailed me & said she'd heard I'd sold the store & would the new owner be honoring gift certificates & coupons.  First of all, only friends & family know the store is in the process of being sold.  So how did she hear?  We're keeping it under wraps as long as possible...it's just better that way.  Seriously.   It's in the process of being sold. It is not sold.  Until I turn over the keys, this place is mine.  Secondly, when I sent out the email that the store was for sale, I specifically asked that people not talk to me about it.  It was a very hard decision to make.  Very.  And it was uncomfortable telling you my private reasons for wanting to sell.  So what happens every single day?  I get asked all day long  "so did you sell the store yet?",  "why are you selling the store" or "I heard you're going out of business".  Uncomfortable, that's what I say.

Oh please, let the shiny & new feeling kick in soon...please?

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