Hey guys, thanks for the support!
We have had a few bad experiences, but the good far outweigh the bad. There are a lot of good people out there, which makes being in this business very rewarding. I guess we need a bad apple now and then, so we appreciate the good ones.
Some people go above and beyond what is expected of them in a deal - others push your patience to the limit. If it were not for a bad deal now and then, I think we might take the good ones for granted.
It also keep us on our toes to some extent, nothing like losing a thousand dollars or so on a reptile deal gone bad to fire up the adrenaline. Helps hone the problem solving abilities, and definitely helps with concentration and marksmanship during hunting season, haha.
Hats off to the people who are able to deal with the public through good and bad, I hope to be able to do so with the same grace some day.
I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, stranger, I am ungrateful to these teachers.