Disappointment and Disrespect

Today is the last day of the RMSC show. Although I should be getting ready, I just had to write about an event yesterday that left me (and my husband!) very disappointed.

In the early afternoon I had the pleasure of assisting a woman in a necklace selection. It was wonderful to be able to talk about all the components that went into the piece and the stones themselves. She was a fantastic customer and such a pleasure to work with. She was truly interested in the components and 'history' of the piece. In fact, I firmly believe for each piece there is the perfect person -this necklace was the perfect piece for this particular woman.

She made her purchase and I provided with her purchase my new decorative, brown and cream, bag with fabric handles. It is a very distinctive bag and one you would recognize.

Well, about an hour or more after her purchase she came back into my booth and told me a very disappointing story. She had visited another booth, had set her bag down....you know where this is going. I was crushed. I had a mix of emotions -I felt horrible that she no longer had her necklace -I felt anger towards the person who walked off with a purchase that wasn't theirs. My customer asked if I could re-make the necklace and I told her I'd look in my stock but would do my best and we'll work together. She asked that I call her sometime Monday as she hoped that the person who walked off with her bag might turn it in as lost or return it to my booth.

Sadly, I didn't have the same hope she did. This person who picked up (let's be real here -STOLE!!) her bag KNEW what she/he was doing. Trust me, there was no mistaking my bag and no one else at the show had the same bag. Yes, this person knew and knowingly stole the purchase of someone else. Even today, I am still angered by the sheer disrespect this person has for others.

Yet, I wanted to write about this so if you happened to read my blog and knew this person, saw this necklace, or received it as a gift (which would be extremely rude!!) -please know, this necklace was STOLEN and I would greatly appreciate you contacting me. As would my customer, who paid for the necklace.

The STOLEN necklace is the Green Moss Jasper Gemstone Beaded Necklace (N058)
Green Moss Jasper Gemstone Beaded Necklace (N058)

If you are the person who "picked" up the bag that contained this necklace, I am asking you to have a little respect and contact me so that I may return it to its' rightful owner.


The Beading Gem said...

This is really too bad and alas happens all too often. I am part of a group of artisans at shows so we have several pairs of eyes to watch over things.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for your comment Pearl. Sadly, to date, I do not believe this person has come forward. At least I haven't received a call to return the necklace to its proper owner. It's terrible there are people out there like this -especially at the holidays too.