October 06, 2008

Comic Relief

I got a lovely email from a Shecky's representative today, asking me if I would be interested in doing one of their shows. Here was my reply:

Hi (very nice Shecky's representative who has no idea what I am about to unload),

I actually did Shecky’s in Atlanta 2006. It was really just too expensive to justify doing it again since I didn’t sell very much due to the fact I actually threw my back out before the show started and left in an ambulance. My friends came to the rescue once the show had already begun and tried to sell my jewelry, but my setup was incomplete and they did not know what they were doing. I was only there for an hour at the end in extreme pain and also sick from the medication the emergency room gave me. Plus, I was completely harassed by a customer for a discount I would not give her, and security would not throw her out. She was really fun to deal with between throwing up outside in the bushes. I did not receive a full or partial refund from Shecky’s which everyone who was at the event and witnessed my horrendous night was appalled by, including the manager of the event at the Biltmore. But thanks for contacting me!

“freshie” beth lawrence

Too harsh? I hope I made her laugh if nothing else. The best case scenario would be that I actually get a partial refund of that wasted $600! Ah, the joys of business ownership...


Tailor said...

That sucks. I can't believe you had such an awful time at girls night out. I love Shecky's!! I can't wait for the show this year it's back at the Biltmore. I always go with all of my girlfriends and have the best time.

Emani said...

Shecky's is great. I just went to their event in NY and they gave us 2 gift bags because they couldn't fit all the stuff in the one bag. I had so much fun and my friends that came with me and didn't purchase the gift bag got so much free stuff that it didn't matter. I can't believe you didn't have a good time. Maybe next time:-).

Ivey Handcrafted said...

that is hilarious....I love that reply!!! Hey - I heard you got to talk to my mom some...sorry if she talked your ear off :) And also I heard you had a great show!!! WOO HOO! xoxo

freshie (and zero) said...

Hmm... "Tailor" and "Emani" sound suspiciously like robotic marketing spokeswomen... I'm so glad to know that they love Shecky's so much!