Friend (according to dictionary.com):
|1.||a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.|
|2.||a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony.|
|3.||a person who is on good terms with another; a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?|
I am pretty sure, that people that are really friends, don’t run off and screw you at the first chance they get. That is what has happened since I’ve moved from Texas.
I’ve got what I thought were *friends* in the horse business that have absolutely no respect for me or my ability, telling folks that the horses I sold them are not good or are not what they needed. If they respected me, or were really my friend, wouldn’t they have given me the common courtesy of a phone call, asking me what my thought process was? Or saying, I think this is the route I’m going to have this client go now what do you think? OR even, a “Thanks for the business you sent me.” Instead I hear from people that they had nothing good to say about me. Sometimes I think I’m a very bad judge of character. I really thought highly of this person. Now, not so much.
I have clients, that I worked very hard to serve and do right by for the last two years, that will no longer speak to me. Am I so horrible or did I so mislead them? What is wrong with people that when they have a problem with you, they won’t just come to you and say, *XXXXXXX*?
I have made a lot of referrals to the people that I used in the business and other than my vet, not a soul has said thank you for me 1. being loyal and 2. for the continued patronage. I don’t understand.
Makes me wonder, if this woman and the folks that I thought were loyal clients will do that; who else does too? Who else thinks I’m not all I’m cracked up to be; or that I make bad decisions, or don’t do right by folks?
I have a headache. Not entirely from this situation, but from a cold that I’m fighting off. It has gone around the ranch, and I think I’m the last one to get it. On another note, my allergies are better here.