Ok...just this morning when I spoke with my sister I stated that I did not want to vent too soon on my blog but I am upset and just could not write the story about the 3 goats I had intended feeling this way.
I have had a booth at a local antique/resale shop for about one and half years and have really enjoyed being there and for the most part enjoyed the dealers and working dealers. But last November the shop was sold and the new owners have not decided what to do with the property. Well I guess folks insecurities and doubts started to flare up and a few of the dealers started rumors and remarks which totally changed the feeling of this once quaint, quiet shop. These 3 dealers made demands to management and when the results were not what they wanted their rumors turned malicious. They were told if they were not happy then they could certainly leave or be asked to leave if the malicious, petty rumors were not stopped. They decided to leave...but not quietly.
My friend Kim moved into a vacant booth and we were decorating and filling up her space directly across from these 3 "ladies" (ha) who were constantly belittling the shop, the managers, the dealers, the sky, the moon, life in general...well I guess you get the drift. They were trying to get a rise out management and apparately trying to damper our good time. I haven't seen such rudeness and immaturity in a long time. At times Kim would have to say to me to let it go and at times I would have to tell Kim to let it go. BUT then they started the belittling of the shop to the customers...this is the part I don't understand...how could anyone be so small and cruel to say demeaning things to "take" the shop down (as they so elegantly put it) to get back at the managers. What about the other 12 dealers who had nothing to do with this nonsense and who are greatly affected by this malicious action. Oh wait...immature, mean folks who have no other purpose than to cause trouble when they don't get their way. I can see the crossed-arm pout as they stomp their foot (like a 4 year old). But as Kim says...karma is a good/bad thing and they will get paid back.
Usually I can shake these things off but the pure hatred of one person in particular has taken her pettiness to great lengths which I feel will utlimately affect Dixieland. She has been calling the new owners, the city inspectors, the couple who are leasing the building, anybody and everybody complaining about the managers. And unfortunately I think her constant pestering will get her wish. At the expense of the other 12 dealers. How rude and immature.
Ok...thanks for letting me vent.
That's all for today...come back soon.