- Jan 4, 2005
How about this topic for a change. Had a really wierd experience at a kitchen show last night and I just need to know is it right for me to feel this way or not!!! First of all - I'm going back to August - my daughter got married so I pretty much took most of July and August off, soooo I did not earn the rolling cart, but I earned our other two pieces . I'm only saying that to set the stage for last night. Had a great show turn out, and the host wanted me to bring as much stuff as possible, since this was more of an open house, 3 hour drop in sorta show. So I arrived at 6:15 with my red crate, the 2 show-to-go bags, two other crates, and my Big Bowl and basket, laptop, carafe with cider...All were packed and heavy. And it was cold outside. Ok so I walked in with my pocketbook and laptop, set those down, went back out, got a crate....back out again...are you following me? I must have made 7 or 8 trips all together in and out...WHILE THEY SAT THERE WATCHING ME!!! Then I sat everything out of course. did my 3 hours...took everything down. made the 2 recipes (tomato-basil squares & pumpkin spread)...nothing washed at all Loaded everything back up (and you know how packing it back up never seems to fit as well as when we pack it to go at home!)...again my 7 trips back and forth. All the while her husband sat on his butt in the dining room at the table talking to his sister about their stock trading and their boat and their coming up trip to Cancun. I had to maneuver the crates around them and squeeze by them behind their chairs and the wall! They wouldn't budge! The host just kept cleaning the kitchen. Should I have said something? I did say "excuse me" once when I bumped a chair. By the time I finally left I was so upset....almost more hurt than mad! What a jerk he was. I guess I just expect men to be gentleman. These people are in mid-40's and healthy. Nothing should have preventing them from helping me or at least having the courtesy to ask. I'm sorry - I just have never had a show when the host/husband was not courteous! The one good thing to come out of it was 2 bookings and $700 with 4 orders not in yet. Am I wrong to be upset...by today I've let it slide, but still can't help thinking about it!!!!!