As I was shutting the nightlights out, we still had a few people milling around the store. There were ladies who walked in, noticed the lights being turned out, but I asked if there was something that I could help with. "I was wondering if you could give me the price on something." "Sure. I'll see what I can do." She takes me out to our courtyard, points to the biggest hanging item and tells me that is the one she wonders about. I found the price. "$1100.00." I stepped down and waited a moment. "Yes, I believe that is the one." "Would you like me to take it down for you?" "Yes." I was doing jumping jacks inside. I was slightly bummed when I found that its weight was that of a small car and I couldn't take it off the wall, so I went to our sister store and drafted my good buddy, Joe. "I'd like a 314, please and if you could bring it to our counter, that would be great." Everyone jaws just dropped. Mine had already dropped, so I was basically dragging it along in happy end-o-the-day sales bliss.
Joe carried the item over, made a big curly bow for it and everything. Another coworker and the son-in-law of the owners helped me to empty out the back storage area of the van that the woman was driving, to get everything loaded, covered so no one could see and it wouldn't rip up the seats or carpeting, re-pack her prior purchases and get her off and on her way.
In the end, her total amounted to more than $1800.00. I danced. I look more like Elaine Benes when I dance, but I danced. :)! Smiles in my day:
- Well, obviously the sale above had me beaming!
- The customer who complimented me on saying hello to her and her friend when they entered our store. She said that in the years that she has shopped at the gallery, never once has anyone ever told her hello. So sad, but I tell everyone who walks in hello. Habit from the previous gallery.