TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Sun Sep-07-08 08:17 PM
I just refused a sale to a couple of 'pukes.
This couple was strolling around the Gallery, picking up things and talking about them.
The woman actually held a blown-glass conch shell to her ear and commented to her husband that it "must not be real, because I can't hear the ocean". That's when I decided that they were idiots and not worth any expenditure of energy on my part.
They finally walked up with a shallow Moroccan bowl, a beautiful piece.
When the woman reached into her purse to retrieve a credit card, I noticed a "Sarah in '08" pin affixed to her purse. So I asked her where she got it and she said she made it on her computer (I was, until today, unaware that one could do that).
So I said, "That's a joke, right?".
And she replied that Sarah Palin is America's only hope for salvation.
I pointed to the doors and said, "The sidewalk is right out there. Enjoy your stay in Tiburon".
The husband said they would just like to take the bowl, please.
I told him that the bowl could surely find a better home, and was - for the time being - not for sale.
He asked me if I was really going to turn down a $1,200 sale because of a difference in political ideology.