Friday 30 December 2011

Val’s Day Disappointment

I was preparing to pick my children from the school when I got a call. The call was on my Fulfill jewelry line. I was kind of excited on this valentine day thinking it is a potential customer. Yes I was right; it was a potential customer who sounded tired. He made it clear that he was in my shop this morning.

I was perplexed because I have been around and nobody came. I told him so. This was when he released the bombshell. My security turned him away! “Turned you away?” I asked him. This is Valentine’s Day! When people shop for gifts to give to loved ones! I was hopeful to make good sales this special day…Then what am I hearing!

I calmed down and asked my security why. He told him ‘there is no jewelry shop here.’ Even after  the ‘customer’ showed  the  flyers to him, the security insisted there in no jewelry shop, so the man left frustrated. This was when I got the call. I apologized and asked where he was. He told me there were actually three of them, the other two have gone. He just decided to call the number to confirm the address.

I encouraged him to come back but, he declined. I inquired from my security if certain people came to look for me. He said ‘no’ that there were looking for a jewelry shop. I was shocked and asked him if he does not know what I do. He said he didn’t know I make jewelries. That the jewelries he used to see me assemble were my personal collections.

I asked him what of the other people that come to see me who I discuss jewelry designs with. He said his mind did not cross that area.
What a disappointment on Valentine’s Day! A day, I was looking forward to having good sales. I really did have beautiful rings, earrings, bracelets etc for this day. Do you know what? He went further to tell me that another group of persons came and he told them the same thing! I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs, but controlled myself.

I took a deep breath and told him what I do… That I design and create jewelries. Yes I do not have my business name outside, since the address, and telephone numbers are available. He apologized and I drove off to pick my kids from school.

That was how my Valentine’s Day’s sales disappeared due to ignorance. I was disappointed and angry however, I had to let go.. (you may have experienced challenges and disappointments) on this day, but do remember you are not alone. You may have been disappointment that day in your relationship, friendship, business (my case) etc. However, just know it is an experience, do learn a positive lesson from it and forge ahead. I did! That was why I decided to share this with you.

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens” -2nd Cor. 13:8

“To err is human, to repent divine, to persist, devilish”- Benjamin Franklin

Aliogo Linda

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