This time: Things that make me want to scream.
Now that can be a myriad of things really... but this one really had me cuss today.
Someone wants a kitten. You spend time sending pictures, talking to them over the phone and answering all the questions they have, which is what any breeder should do. They commit to getting a kitten and tell me the check is going in the mail that day.
Great... This was my last boy I had available. In the last few days I turned away several people who wanted a boy, because this person was going to get the last one that they committed to two days ago.
Just now, I get a text message that they are not getting him because "the timing is not right".
Could you not think of that before you wasted all my time? You think I have nothing else to do but to talk with people about my cats? I have a job, I have a family. When I call you on the weekend that takes away precious time from my husband who I rarely get to spend time with, to begin with. You think my time is not as important as yours?
It frustrates me to no end when people don't think things through before they inquire and commit. I understand things happen. I understand you can get gung-ho about a kitten and then realize it may not be the right time (as happened with a repeat kitten buyer a few days ago which is totally fine), but if I have answered all your questions and spent a good amount of time on the phone with you and you reserved the kitten (after you took 24 hours to think about it), committed to sending a deposit and then 2 days later text me "it is not the right time" which resulted in me losing several potential kitten buyers?
Well... they just don't have the right emoji for that!
THIS is the reason I always tell people I don't hold kittens unless I have a deposit in my hands. THINK before you commit! So frustrating!