Stuck in the middle

dougj

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Posts
1,449
From
Martha's Vineyard Vineyard Haven MA
Couple comes in with oil on canvis 16 x 20
She can,t really decide on frame, show her mannnnny.
She says now that I know what is available I would like to think about it. (sounded positive)
She really loved the painting and wanted it just right.
She had it narrowed down to 2 or 3.
She how about this?
He OK
She how about this?
He OK
She how about this?
He OK
Wisper Wisper Wisper
She does not look too happy
She leaves
He says Do it in this
He pays in full and leaves
OK we got the order, big frame good money.
We feel sorry for her will she like it or
is it grounds for divorce.
Who is going to pick it up?
She I HATE IT or its ok I will live with it
Or He mister OK
Most husbands we have delt with either say
yes dear what ever you like or call within 2
hour of her getting home and cancel the order.
It is uncomfortable when some one is bullied
into what they get.
I KNOW BUTT OUT ITS THEIR BUSINESS
Probably neither one wil be back again.
Guess thats life in retail
 

JRB

PFG, Picture Framing God
Joined
Aug 12, 2000
Posts
7,106
From
San Diego, CA
Your right, butt out. You do not want to get between customers religion, their politics, or their love life. Take the order, cross your fingers.

John
 

Matoaka

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Joined
Apr 28, 2002
Posts
519
From
Albuquerque, NM
Doug...

Fortune telling has never been my long suit either. Try to live in the present. (YOUR present.) Your role in this drama is clear. Frame the piece well and deliver on time. You can't control the other players. This just may be the way they like to interact with each other. Who knows, she could still be mulling over the decision they made on that dining room set they bought 15 years ago.

Assume all is well with "he" and "she" and continue with what you do best. You'll sleep better.

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