“What’s your name?”
“Jennifer” I replied.
“I know. I mean what is your last name?”
“I thought so. I had you down for a vendor booth. You should have let me know if you weren’t going to take it. Luckily, I found someone else to fill the spot at the last minute. They were happy to have it.”
“Well I told you all I had to sell was jewlery. And for what you wanted for a vendor booth, I’d have to sell a lot of jewelry.”
“You just should have let me know you weren’t going to come.”
I nodded. I was unprepared for the above conversation. Though it could be argued I’m never prepared for confrontation. I just want my world to be all flowers and balloons. All. The. Time.
WHAT kinda crack is that woman smoking? First of all, I had to call her not once, but twice to find out what they wanted for a vendor booth at the barrel race last weekend. I called and left her a message the first time. She didn’t call me back. I called again the next day and she answered. At which time she told me they wanted $150 for a 10×10 booth and that vendors had to donate TWO (2) items of a at least a $25 retail value for their vendor appreciation drawings. I told her I didn’t need a 10×10 booth; that I only have jewelry to sell. Her reply was, well yeah, that’s what you get. My interpretation- that’s it. Not giving you a discount. Not working with you. If you can’t play by our rules we’ll find someone else. Maybe I read too much into that? So I TOLD HER I wasn’t interested. And from that conversation she decides that I want to be a vendor??? Do you know how many necklaces I’d have had to sell to pay for the booth and the donationed door prizes before I even made a dime? Honestly. It’s not like I’m making handmade purses, and belts and other sorts of high dollar items.
I don’t know how much clearer I could have been. If she really had me on the list as a vendor, why was she not calling me before the barrel race began to ask me if I was still coming? Why did she wait until the middle of the barrel race to have this conversation with me? Was she trying to make me feel bad? Trying to start trouble? I don’t know the girl, other than that I know who she is, but I do know that I don’t like how she handled that.