Moving on to further self righteousness, As I sat here this morning doing some much needed updating to our Craigslisting, and blog, intermittently visiting with customers and fielding phone calls, a rather unsettling man stepped into the shop and oblivious to the fact that I was working with another customer at the time rudely interrupted and asked "Are there price tags on your bikes?" excusing myself from my other customer, I responded no, but I can let you know how much for the one you are interested in.
(yes, i realize it would be best to put tags on them, but as the batch I currently have were put out yesterday, I hadn't gotten around to it yet, sorry)
instead of waiting or furthering the discussion he turned on his heels and as he was walking out stated "Then you're pricing the customer and not the bike!" and left.
Now I'm no psychologist and I'm sure that with allot of "me" time on a couch maybe this gentleman could come to grips with whatever past event that has eroded his interpersonal skills, and draw out the decent, kind, loving individual that I'm sure is lurking beneath...
I was brought up with a certain creed (although laced with a tad bit of Yankee sarcasm) Extend respect and courtesy to everyone until they may prove unworthy.
I also learned allot more from my folks...hence my personality and peccadillo's.
Where the heck was I.....?
Oh yes, had he stuck around I would have mentioned that when we finish working on a bike we post it on Craigslist and list it in the blog with the price! And as all this info is available and dated, it would be hard for us to "price the customer". But then sometimes common sense can be a reach for some folk.
Has been a busy day all ready, and half of what I listed this morning is already gone. I will show the pics below just to prove that regardless of what my wife may say about my Scrabble fetish...
I do work!
And have already bought and/or traded a bevy of new beauties! The pick of the litter being a GORGEOUS Schwinn Sidewinder, I think last years model. Now's the time of year when those receiving new bikes for Christmas get rid of the old ones! GOODY! It will be going out post haste!
DIDN'T LAST AN HOUR!
Also would like to thank Bob for making another "tired of walking" purchase on the FS Elite. Now he's riding in style!
All right, Now I gotta get to work! Got an Origin 8 single speed on my rack almost done, and want to get onto more...we're getting light again!