Racked up a big sale this morning, sold a dozen carving knives (just in time for Thanksgiving & Hunting season), was really pumped about it. Rubbed Ders face in it and everything.
Well, turns out accounts ran the card, and it expired 3 years ago. I shoulda known when they said they’d take the dozen knives; I figured maybe they were buying for their whole family, or for a soup kitchen that would need multiple knives, I mean there could be a lot of factors that would cause someone to need 12 bone-sawing knives.
What hurts the most (besides Ders gloating at me) is I felt a real connection with the buyer at the time. We had a big laugh before we hung up, that means nothing now. I thought they were laughing with me, turns out they were laughing at the fact their credit card was expired.
Got to remember, that’s why they call them sales calls, not fun calls.